Meet the producer: Philippe Delmee
Tired of the constraints of the classroom, former maths teacher Philippe set up shop in 2008. Now farming an eight-hectare spread across 16 parcels around Faye d’Anjou and Faveraye. Soils are mostly porous sand and schist with only a little clay. Vines are a mix of Chenin Blanc (4ha), Cabernet Franc (2ha) and some Grolleau (with a bit of Pineau d'Aunis in it - 2ha). Sulphur use is kept to a minimum with only a tiny bit added in the pied de cuvée for each wine.
DOMAINE les goelands
6 ha, organic
COUNTRY, REGION, SUBREGION
France, Loire, Anjou
Philippe Delmee was a maths teacher who was tired of the constraints of the classroom - he made the move to winemaking in 2006. After studying for two years, he started working with Benoit Courault and Domaines des Griottes, and Benoit helped him find a one-hectare parcel in Faye d’Anjou.
He farms around 6ha across 16 parcels around Faye d’Anjou and Faveraye; the soils are mostly porous sand and schist with only a little clay.
The vines are a mix of Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Grolleau and some Pineaud'Aunis.
Sulphur is only added in the pied de cuvee for each wine.