Marquis de Maupas’ vineyard has an extension of 25 acres, 17 of them dedicated to Sauvignon and the other 8 to Pinot Noir, and it’s part of the controlled designation of origin (appellation d'origine contrôlée, AOC) Menetou-Salon.
The first grapevines were planted in the 1950s under supervision of the current marquis’ father, but the Castle’s farmers had been cultivating grapevine from the “Terreux dominion” for personal use ever since the Middle Ages.
The wine was first bottled in the Castle in 1995 by Joseph van Remoortere, who was then in charge of managing the lands devoted to cereal and viticulture production. In 2004, with the approval of the de Maupas family, he passed the responsibility to his son, Antoine van Remoortere.
Antoine belongs to the new generation of French winemakers who have an academic instruction. He studied first at the Amboise Wine-producing High School and later at the School of Commerce, in Saumur. He complemented his studies with professional stays at two wine storage rooms, one in the Languedoc region, in France, and the second one in the Western Cape, South Africa.
There are plans for new grapevine plantations in the de Maupas’ lands with the purpose of completing the beautiful vineyard.