E.A.R.L. LOQUINEAU Philippe
The Domaine de la Plante d'Or is a restored 19th century wine estate that takes its name from the yellow lupine that once flowered on this terroir with sandy and clay soils.
Philippe Loquineau manages this 16 ha estate, which is located in the commune of Cheverny.
The Domaine de La Plante d'Or, a 19th century farm, takes its name from the yellow lupine that once flowered on this 9ha sandy-clay soil, undergoing organic conversion.
La Plante d’Or… From Cheverny to Chambord!
The historical richness of the wine-growing Sologne lies at the heart of the land of the Châteaux de la Loire and the Jardins de la France. Like nowhere else, the rebirth of the ROMORANTIN grape variety in 1519, then the favorite wine of King François 1er in Chambord, confirms the authenticity of the terroir of the Domaine de La Plante d'Or. A white wine with great aging potential, lively, mineral and generous! The attraction it arouses is confirmed by lovers of great white wines who appreciate this rare and surprising wine for gastronomy. A Wine according to the legend of La Salamandre which “feeds on the fire of the spirit and calms the fire of passions”.
The cultivation method of the Domaine de La Plante d’Or:
Sandy-clay soils are cultivated in order to promote a better exchange between the subsoil and the worked surface. The clay-limestone soils are grassed between the rows to improve bearing capacity and control the growth of the vine.
The conversion to organic viticulture, initiated in 2017, has been certified since the 2020 vintage.
The harvest is manual or mechanical, depending on the state of health, maturity and harvest schedule. Sulfiting is limited, with bio-control interventions.
Cheverny and Cour-Cheverny white wines are harvested by grape variety (Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Romorantin). The harvest is de-stemmed, the musts are settled without being “stripped”.
The alcoholic fermentations are carried out with indigenous yeasts, under controlled temperatures. Aging on fine lees is carried out in vats with cooling. The Cuvée Salamander comes from a prolonged aging on the balance Oxygenation / Tanning. The Romorantin grape variety undergoes malolactic fermentation, if necessary (vintages 2019, 2020, 2021).
The red wine comes from a clay-limestone soil planted 100% in Pinot Noir. Harvesting is manual. The alcoholic fermentation, in whole bunches, lasts a week in vats, and ends in vats, with a good balance of freshness-fruitiness-length.
WINES to be served according to the motto of François 1ER: "BECAUSE SUCH IS OUR GOOD PLEASURE!...." and referenced on more than ten Michelin Stars.Philippe LOQUINEAU farmer-winemaker, after his apprenticeship, created the Domaine de La Plante d'Or in 1991 to make wines that have "the face of the place and the vintage..! »