Guide to the Loire regions

Reuilly

Grower Profiles

Pascal Desroches
Pascal Desroches is the fourth generation to make wine in Reuilly; his great-grandfather establishing a vineyard in 1894. Pascal himself began in 1988 with 2.5 hectares which he vinified at the old cellar located at his parents bar cum village store in Lazenay where the family had a ready made market for the wine. In 1993 he signed up to become a founder member of the Chai de Reuilly, where he has been ever since.

There are now 10 hectares of vines (although Desroches is also a céréalier with ten times the amount of arable land), with parcels split between the three lieux-dits of Les Lignis, Les Ferrières and Les Coignons. Sauvignon accounts for half of the plantings, whilst Pinot Noir accounts for a further three hectares and Pinot Gris the other two. Of the three wines produced, the Pinot Gris tends to receive the most recognition with a regular entry in the Guide Hachette, although on the evidence of the 2009 wines (tasted at the Chai de Reuilly in June 2010) the wines are competent rather than exciting.

Pascal Desroches
13 rue de Charost
Lazenay
T/F: + 33 2 48 51 71 60
Desroches18120@orange.fr

 

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