Domaine L'Oubliee

Loire, Frankrike
Xavier Courant
Xavier Courant is a former Parisian caviste who decided to get closer to wine. He studied viticulture and oenology for one year and thereafter worked with legendary Romain Guiberteau in Saumur – where he almost unlearned everything he’d been taught in school (!). In 2009 Xavier managed to purchase three major plots of Cabernet Franc and a small parcel of Chenin Blanc. Nowadays Xavier runs his 6,4 hectares of vineyards under the name of Domaine de L’Oubliée in the commune of Saint-Patrice, Bourgueil. He’s working passionately to convert his entire state to organic viticulture, also using biodynamic practices. Unlike in the vineyards, there’s not much going on in the cellars except grapes being put into a tank. The results are fruit driven, extremely pure and expressive Cabernet Francs that’s actually really nice to drink young – but if you like to keep some it won’t disappoint you either. The whites are pure and vibrant – just the way we like it.”