Let’s see how Le Saillant wine growers work.
« The area’s main wine-growing characteristics come from its soil : its vertical schist terrains enable vines to reach deep down into their roots, preventing drought. Le Saillant soil is similar to soil in areas such as Anjou, in the north west of France. Another characteristic that is typical of the area, is that the schistic hills we have here are west to south-west oriented, which is an ideal location for vineyards. They are extremely well ventilated as you can see, which is extremely necessary for vineyards.
The wine we grow here is mainly white. That is normal for schistic hills. They are generally more adapted for white wine than for red wine. We produce a lot of Chenin, Chardonnay and Sauvignon here. Those are the three varieties of grapes we plant here, because they are the most successful types.»
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Le Saillant hillsides
The area’s hills and climate are ideal for vineyards, which have been growing here for many years. Discover the history and specificity of le Saillant vineyards thanks to this filmed interview of wine-grower, René Maury.