• THE FAMILY
Passion and Craftmanship
Heir to 5 generations of family knowledge and experience in Champagne and after a solid training in oenology at Épernay in the heart of the Champagne vineyards, I settled in Fleuray in the Loire Valley in 1991.
Influenced by my origins, it seemed only natural for Amélie and I to focus on producing sparkling Loire wines to complement our still wines. And it is with passion that we pass on our experience of the vineyard to the next generation... our 3 sons.
• THE VINEYARD
In the heart of the Loire Valley
The winery extends over 2 departments (Indre et Loire & Loir et Cher) and produces Touraine-Amboise, Touraine-Mesland, Touraine and Crémant de Loire wines designated “protected designation of origin.” (AOC)
The vineyard is planted on several different soil types including Miocene sands and gravel and benefits from a northern climate with oceanic influences allowing the different grape varieties to express all their qualities.
• GRAPE VARIETIES
The diversity of a Terroir
Our vineyards boast a rich variety of grape varieties:
• Gamay, Côt, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Syrah for our red wines,
• Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Chenin and Colombard for our white wines.
We have favoured the development of Chardonnay, which provides a good alchemy between terroir and climate, for the production of our hand-harvested Crémant de Loire and "Bulles de Fleuray", the must-have cuvée from Domaine Cocteaux Amélie & Franck.
Merlot, Syrah and Colombard are rare grape varieties in Touraine, and we cultivate this taste for the unusual We have also dedicated a special 'Collection' plot to experimenting with new varieties and aromas, in which we grow approximately twenty other incomparable grape varieties.
• OUR VISION
Respect for our land
We manage the vineyard in a sustainable way and ensure the quality of our wines with total autonomy whilst respecting the environment and our land.
The Domaine Amélie & Franck COCTEAUX has also recently obtained the HVE level 3 certification.
• THE WINERY
A touch of modernity
Our facility combines respect for tradition and modernity, with temperature-controlled vats that allow us to control the temperature of each vat according to the wine we want to make.
The Independent Winegrower Charter
We operate as an "independent winegrower", all of our production is vinified and champagnised on our premises by our team.
We sell all our produce direct, incurring no extra intermediary costs. Therefore, we offer a quality product at a fair price.