Domaine Du Collier

Saumur, France

Domaine du Collier was established in 1999 by Antoine Foucault and Caroline Boireau. The Domaine is located in the commune of Brézé within the Loire Valley appellation of Saumur Champigny. Foucault works the vineyards organically, and adamantly avoids the use of chemical fertilisers or weed killers.

Foucault perfected his craft at Clos Rougeard, one of France’s most coveted wine labels, before starting Domaine Du Collier. While Clos Rougard is known for their Cabernet Francs, Domaine Du Collier produces some of the finest Chenin Blancs from Brézé in western France.

The estate comprises 6 hectares with the vast majority of the estate dedicated to Chenin Blanc, including some 100-year-old vines, and just under a hectare of Cabernet Franc. The Chenins are spellbinding whites, and when compared with the top producers of White Burgundy, they seem like an absolute steal.