Domaine du bourgeais is a family estate situated at the gates of theMuscadet Sèvre et Maine vineyard in the town of Vertou. This is a privileged location thanks to its proximity to the very dynamic city of Nantes, a location that provides for good frost-protection.
The story began in 1965 when Pierre ALBERT started to cultivate vines in VERTOU. His son, Pierrick, joined him in 1988 to continue the family story.It was in 1992, that Edith ALBERT joined Pierrick to create at the place called “le BOURGEAIS”, the DOMAINE DU BOURGEAIS, with ts 4 ha of vines. The estate developed and expanded little by little over the years.
In 2001, a new cellar was built to make cellar-work easier and to acquire more room for the winemaking and the ageing of the wine.
Today, Domaine du Bourgeais represents 36 ha of the Muscadet Sèvre et Maine appellation. The 2019 vintage will be marked by Clément’s arrival. He will join his parents to work on the family estate.
We are“vignerons indépendants” (independent wine growers), this certification assures our clients of the origin and the quality of our wines .
At Domaine du Bourgeais, we take care of the vines day by day so they can give us the best with each vintage. We have chosen “viticulture raisonnée” (sustainable wine growing). It’s very important for us to look after our environment. That’s why we don‘t put chemical products on the vines if it’s not necessary. Our philosophy is the same in the cellar. We let the wine express itself and we only act if needs be.
To produce unique wines, we combine our traditional skills with, modern techniques and continually re-assess our methods.
Pierrick, a winemaker’s son, takes care of the vines and the wines. For the 35 years that he has been doing this job, he knows his vines like the back of his hand.
Edith is responsible of the administration part of the estate and also work at the vineyard. She brings a feminine touch to Domaine du Bourgeais.
Clément (the son) has been raised in the vine growing and winemaking spirit by his parents sincea baby. Just back from abroad, his head full of new ideas, he is responsible for marketing the wines. Nonetheless he doesn’t forget the work involved in the vines and the wine making process.