The wine story
The domain was bought in 2006 by Philip Fournier. FL on the label means Fournier Longchamps. He named the domain after his father and mother’s family names. His son Julien took charge in 2009. They now work about 40 hectares on different parcels. The buildings and wineries were beautifully remodeled and modernized.
They produce 5 wines in several Anjou appellations. Red, white, Rosé, sweet or dry, even sparkling, and have been using biodynamic techniques since 2012.
For this wine, the grapes were handpicked and carefully sorted. After fermentation, the wine was aged for 9 months in stainless steel tanks.
You can visit the domain, enjoy wine tastings and cooking lessons. It can be booked for special events with a large restaurant room and a rooftop terrace on the chai overlooking the Loire River.
Enjoy this fresh wine with fish and seafood, with charcuterie, fresh goat cheese, or as an aperitif.
The Anjou region is part of the Loire Valley, around Saumur and Angers. The climate is mild, and the soils are schists and slates on a limestone subsoil, with gravel and sand near the river. Wine growing started here in medieval times in the great monasteries and at the court of the Plantagenets, with the famous Queen Alienor of Aquitaine who owned the region as part of her duchy and divorced the King of France to become Queen of England.
Fresh aroma of peach and white blossoms.
A flowery and mineral taste with a slightly salty finish, refreshing.