Domaine de Montcy

Cheverny Rouge “Cabriole” – 2021

Region: France - Loire

Domaine de Montcy

Domaine de Montcy is an estate in the Loire Valley carefully tended by the three brothers of Chevrier family, Valérie, Thierry and Vincent. With an aim to produce wines at the highest level the Cheverny appellation has to offer, they farm about 30 hectares across four main plots in the communes of Cheverny, Cormeray, Chitenay and more recently Celettes. It is also one of the few producers of the tiny appellation of Cour-Cheverny. Vincent Bonnal brings his vineyard and cellar expertise to the domaine along with his acumen with natural wines. In 2020 the family constructed a new, eco-built cellar in Cormeray, heralding the future of Domaine de Montcy.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Estate vineyards in A.O.C. Cheverny.

  • Soils: Clay on limestone
  • Vine Training Systems: Cordon for Pinot Noir, Baguette for Gamay
  • Vineyards certified Organic by EcoCert, certified Biodynamic by DEMETER
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested
  • Fermented in stainless steel tanks using only indigenous yeasts and without enzymes
  • Minimal and controlled use of SO2
  • Aged in stainless steel tanks on fine lees for 4 months
Winemaker's Notes

“Cabriole” denotes a happy jump. First intense nose of red fruit and cherry. Spicy notes develop. Soft, velvety tannins wrap around the palate, leading to a long, soft finish.  Elegance illustrates the sophistication of the Cheverny soils.

Wine Summary

65% Pinot Noir, 35% Gamay with a touch of Cot (Malbec); alcohol: 12.5%; estate vineyards in A.O.C. Cheverny; grown in clay on limestone soils; vineyards certified organic by EcoCert and biodynamic by DEMETER; hand harvested; fermented in stainless steel tanks with only indigenous yeasts, no enzymes and minimal use of SO2; aged 4 months on fine lees.

Technical Information
  • 65% Pinot Noir, 35% Gamay with a touch of Cot (Malbec)
  • Alcohol: 12.5%

General Info

Country France
Region Loire
Appellation(s) Cheverny, Cour-Cheverny
Proprietors Chevrier family
Founded 2006
Winemaker Vincent Bonnal
Annual Production 4,000 9L cases
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Organic & biodynamic