Established in the 12th Century, Château de Bois-Brinçon is one of the oldest wineries in Anjou. Built by the Saint Jean d’Angers Hospital, it was confiscated during the Revolution, then sold nationally in 1791 and sold in 1892 to the ancestor of Xavier Cailleau who (with his wife Géraldine) represents the 5th generation to run the Chateau. The production area is 23 hectares, with areas in Anjou and Coteaux du Layon. There is a growing trend of wine growers converting to organic farming and Cailleau has pushed these practices in their vineyards. For the Garance Pineau d’Aunis the grapes come from a small old vine plot of 40 acres, some of which are over 80 years old! The owner has carefully saved this old grape for the local heritage. Some of the older vines have a tiny yield of 15 to 25 hectoliters per hectare, a third of what is usually harvested.
The Garance Pineau d’Aunis is a beautiful clarette-style wine with dark fruit and floral notes, with a delicious sappy-ness.