Marc Plouzeau

France, Loire, Chinon



Thanks to the will of two generations, the Château de la Bonnelière regained its nobility and its original vocation, vineyards and wine. In 1976, Pierre Plouzeau bought the family property, renovated the castle and replanted the vineyards. In 1989, a modern winery was born as well as a wine "Chinon Château de la Bonnelière." His son, Marc, took over the domain in 1999, continuing to develop, going fully organic and perfecting the cellar. The vineyard of 20 ha is divided into three types of soil (gravel, Clay limestone and flint clay) that give rise to very different wines.  "Les Cornuelles" is a parcel of 55 year old vines on "tuf".  "Les Clos de Roches" is possibly the greatest terroir of the "left bank" of Chinon.


Technical Information

Wine Varietals Vine Age Soil Type Farming Type
Perles Fines Sparkling Rosé NV Cabernet Franc 30 years Clay, limestone, flint Sustainable
Perles Sauvages Sparkling Brut Rosé Cabernet Franc 35 years Gravel and limestone Organic
Perles Sauvages Pétillant Naturel Sparkling Brut NV Chenin Blanc 40 years Clay and flint Sustainable
Rive Gauche Chinon Rosé Cabernet Franc 35 years River gravel and pebbles Sustainable
Sauvignon Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 30 years Gravel and clay Sustainable
Chateau de La Bonnelière Touraine Cepage Sauvignon Sauvignon Blanc 30 years Limestone Organic
Chinon Rouge "Rive Gauche" Cabernet Franc 30 years River gravel and pebbles Organic
Chinon Rouge "Les Lisons" Cabernet Franc 50 years Clay, limestone and flint Organic
Chateau de La Bonneliere Chinon "Les Cornuelles"  Cabernet Franc 50 years Clay, limestone, flint Organic
Chapelle Chinon Cabernet Franc 50 years Clay and flint Organic
Touraine Ante Phyloxera Clos de Maulevrier Cabernet Franc 5-200 years Clay and flint Organic - not certified
Chateau de La Bonneliere - 1929 Lieu-dits Vindoux Rouge NV Cabernet Franc 87 years Clay and flint Organic