to the Loire regions
Père et Fils
Javoy’s family have been established in the region for more than 300
years. Apart from working 16 hectares of vines, he also maintains orchards
and distils his own pear eau-de-vie.
His grandfather, who died in 1990, had planted the domaine exclusively
with Cabernet Franc and had established its reputation before the Second
World War. The domaine passed down the maternal line and a new purpose
built cellar was erected in 1992 and has been a member of Terra Vitis for
the past five years.
Of the 16 hectares, half are from land that he rents,
although the vines were planted by Javoy himself. Cabernet Franc still
dominates, with six hectares planted for appellation Orléans-Cléry, the
vines dating back to the early 1960s. There are also 3 hectares each of
Chardonnay and (Vin de Pays) Gamay.
The Orléans-Cléry is the most interesting wine in the
cellar, although the wines available in bottle are a little over
extracted. The 2008 in tank looked very promising. The Orléans rouge uses
around 70% Pinot Meunier and lacks a little character.
The Wines :
450 Rue du Buisson
+ 33 2 38 45 66 95
F : + 33 2 38 45 69 77