At the eastern tip of Touraine, on the left bank of the Loire at the gates of Sologne, the Cheverny and Cour-Cheverny appellations share the same territory, the former with both red and white blends and the latter with whites from a single local grape variety, Romorantin: Domaine Philippe Tessier is a major representative of both appellations.
The Tessier family estate, created in 1961, was taken over in 1981 by Philippe and then in 2020 by Simon. Generation after generation, in perfect continuity, the approach is one of increased rigour (organic cultivation since 1998) with respect for the soil and the environment (mechanical work, no chemical treatments, preserved flora and microbial fauna). In the cellar, the same requirement applies to vinification (indigenous yeasts, no chemical corrections, slight dose of sulfur at the end of the process), followed by aging in concrete vats or barrels depending on the vintage. The 26 hectares of vineyards are divided between the AOC Cheverny (Sauvignon associated with Chardonnay and supplemented with pineau for the whites, Pinot Noir associated with Gamay and supplemented side by side for the reds) and the AOC Cour-Cherverny, reserved for Romorantin. A work whose purpose translates into healthy, frank and digestible wines which offer a perfect image of their terroirs.