Guide to the Loire regions

Orléans and Orléans-Cléry

Grower Profiles

Javoy Père et Fils
Pascal 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.

Wine Overview :
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 Wines :
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.

Pascal Javot
Domaine Saint-Avit
450 Rue du Buisson

Mezieres-lez-Clery
T : + 33 2 38 45 66 95
F : + 33 2 38 45 69 77


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