Domaine Damien Lorieux
Located in the town of Bourgueil, this domaine has been in the family for three generations. At the heart of the Bourgueil appellation, Lucien and Damien Lorieux now run a 15-hectare vineyard, combining modern technology with respect for tradition.
Two types of soil make up their vineyard: terraced gravel and clay-limestone soils on slopes. Only Cabernet Franc is grown.
In order to respect the environment, Domaine Damien Lorieux practices a relatively hands-off approach to controlling their vines. The vineyards are not weeded, but grass grows among the vines. Besides the ecological benefit, this technique offers advantages for quality wines: lower yields, higher natural alcohol levels, and reduced rot. They have an isolated chai use thermoregulation equipment required to control temperatures during vinification. Domaine Damien Lorieux grows all of the grapes used in their wines.
Since January 2005, Damien Lorieux resumed after the field has its studies in oenology in Bordeaux winemaking and his experiences in Australia and California.