Guide to the Loire regions

Châteaumeillant

Grower Profiles

Domaine Lanoix
Patrick Lanoix represents the third generation of vignerons to make wine in Beaumerle, a hamlet some five kilometres south-east of Châteaumeillant. The vines were planted by his grandfather, René, and together with his father, Maurice, they work a total of 12 hectares. In addition to the vines, they grow cereals and when not tending to his vines Patrick, who is in his forties, plays guitar in a local band, and has a separate enterprise renting out sound and lighting equipment. He was ‘on tour’ when I visited the region, so it was his wife, Lysiane, who walked me through the purpose built warehouse cum cellar.

The Wines:
There are two separate labels that appear from this cellar: Domaine du Feuillat which is the label for wines bottled by Maurice, whilst ‘Cuvée du Chêne Combeau’ is sold by Patrick, although my understanding is that the wines are essentially the same.

Patrick Lanoix
Beaumerle
Châteaumeillant
T: + 33 2 48 61 39 59
F: + 33 2 48 61 42 19

 


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