Domaine Cady: Vineyards
The domaine is located in the commune of St-Aubin-de-Luigné, one of the villages of the Coteaux du Layon Villages appellation. Many of the vineyards lie close to the site of the fire-destroyed cellars, on the road heading west out of the village, before it veers left across the Layon, arcing round to the back of Chaudefonds-sur-Layon. The waters of the Layon flow by, just 200 metres distant, bringing all their botrytis-engendering humidity. The terroir underfoot is mostly Brioverian phyllitic schist with patches of albitic greywacke, as well as Namurian schist with psammite, sandstone and conglomerates. These are classic terroirs for the Coteaux du Layon, the different seams of schist running roughly parallel with the course of the river as it heads towards the Loire.
The Cady family farm approximately 20 hectares of vines, much of which is located in the commune of St-Aubin-de-Luigné, very close to the domaine. There are a few plots lying distant, but not too far away, in Chaudefonds-sur-Layon, Rochefort-sur-Loire (by the new cellars) and Chaume.Please log in to continue reading: