Domaine Maison Père & fils
A Story of Family
The domain was created at the beginning of the 20th Century by Alphonse Pinon in Sambin. A hundred years after, it's the descendant, Jean François Maison is at the head of the exploitations of 70 Hectares in AOC Cheverny and Crémant de Loire. They produce 400,000 bottles per year.
The Winery & Vineyard
The winery is located entirely in the Cheverny appellation area, between Blois and Montrichard, south of the Loire river, surrounded by Châteaux such as Cheverny, Chenonceau, Chambord, Blois, Chaumont sur Loire, in a village called Sambin.
The Vineyard today covers 70 ha, which makes it the largest in the Cheverny area, planted with 50% white grapes, Sauvignon and Chardonnay, and 50% red and rosé grapes, Pinot Noir, Gamay, Cabernet Franc, Côt and Pineau d'Aunis.
The climate is an alternation of continental and oceanic influences, thus making it mild, sunny, and only slightly rainy; indeed, the geographical position of the Domaine, situated between the Loire and Cher rivers, mean that the summer storms, often originating in Tours, where the Cher river joins the Loire river, tend to follow the direction of the rivers, keeping at a safe distance from the estate.
The soils are poor, siliceous clay and slightly gravelly. They are of light texture and gently sloping; a major advantage is that they warm up rapidly in spring.
This type of soil produces wines which are both subtle and the surrounding nature (grass-covered soil) and favoring in particular the quality of the grapes, by controlling yield, removing unripened grapes to allow others to ripen fully, leaf removal, high wire for vine shoot.