Chenin from one of the Loire’s icons –
Franz Saumon is the ultimate Chenin-whisperer of the Loire, and Le Chapitre is sourced from one of the best terroirs of Montlouis, with a mixture of clay and tufa soils. The wine derives its name, which translates to “The Chapter,” because a group of Monks of the Marmoutier Abbey in Vouvray cultivated the vines there. The vines never suffer from frost here and ripen early.
- Frantz Saumon found his way into the wine industry after a career in Forestry in both France and Quebec.
- In 2002, he decided to switch paths and start a winery in Montlouis sur Loire in 2002.
- He works very closely with his partner, Marie Thibault, and the two have their own negocée label which is in its infancy.