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Domaine de Brize
France - Loire Valley

Domaine de Brize is located in the town of Terranjou, in the Maine-et-Loire department of the Loire Valley. The 40 hectare-estate was born in the middle of the 18th century, founded by the Delhumeau family.  The winery strived between the two world wars under the leadership of Pierre, a young, innovative, ingenious and combative man who compensated the loss of his mutilated hand during the War. He transmitted his passion for wine to his grandson Marc who followed in his footsteps and ran the property for 30 years, with the assistance of his two brothers. His son Luc joined the family estate in 1989, then his daughter Line came on board in 1992 together with her husband Didier. Brother and sister Luc and Line represent the 5th generation of the family winemakers and the 9th generation in the farm.

The vineyard is planted on highly diversified soils dominated by silico-clay, shale-sandstone and faluns. The viticulture practices meet the 'Terra Vitis' approach in respecting nature, people, the environment and the soil.

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Producer Details
Founded
1755
Wine Production Area
France - Loire Valley -
Owners
Line et Luc DELHUMEAU
Winemaker
Luc DELHUMEAU (Oenologist with previous experience in Bordeaux at Chateau Chasse Spleen and in Champagne) and Line DELHUMEAU (former Oenology teacher in Bordeaux).
Acreage
100 acres (40 hectares)
Grape Varietal(s)
Cabernet Franc and sauvignon, Chenin, Grolleau, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon blanc
Age of Vines
Up to 62 years
Annual Production
16,000 (9-liter cases)