Grape : Chardonnay
Vineyards size : 8,2 Hectares
Farming : Organical farming - certified
History : A family domaine built with patience and courage, JN Challand was a pioneer and a leader to make Viré as an appellation recognized. Jean-Marie learned the wisdom from his father but also the envy for good work. He developped with his own domaine, Sainte Barbe, his knowledge in organical farming and when he took over his father's domaine, Domaine des Chazelles, he decided to work it organically too.
The top value of the domaine : Very old vines, a very precise work adapted to each parcel. Not many clones bringing the real expression of Chardonnay. The cuvée les Chazelles is an association of parcels, 100% on Viré, coming for the main part from very (very) old vines in heart of the village.
A few woods : Natural wines, showing the taste of the Terroir but also a Crémant without Sulfite showing very nicely even after a few days opened.