- Loire, France
Jerome Choblet is the sixth generation to run his family winery. His vines are in the west of the Loire Valley in a small appellation of only 200 hectares called Grand Lieu. It's located 7.5 miles from Nantes, within a triangle between the Atlantic Ocean, the Loire River and the Lake of GrandLieu. One of Choblet's specialties is a little known grape called Grolleau Gris which was one of the original grapes cultivated in the Loire Valley. The vines surround the Grand Lieu lake, which is the largest lake on the plains in Europe. This micro-climate tends to give ripe, round, and fruity wines. Each parcel is vinified separately, showing the expression and diversity of each precise terroir. The CHOBLET family has followed sustainable agriculture practices since 1980 and now the winery is certified by TERRA VITIS.