Château de Passavant
Located in the Southern tip of Anjou in Haut-Layon, Château de Passavant makes 14 different wines from 55ha across 7 appellations. Certified organic since 1998 and biodynamic since 2011, current winemakers Claire and Olivier Lecomte are fourth generation vignerons at the Château, striving to maximise the potential of the incredible range of soils which include schist, sand and gravel, along with different aspects and slopes all playing their part in the formation of the wines. As part of Château de Passavant’s progression to organic and biodynamic agriculture, grass was planted in the vineyards which not only aids water retention of the soil, but also forces the vines to wheel themselves deeper into the earth for nutrients. In the winery, some cuvées are treated to a slight filtration and small addition of sulphur, but mainly remain processed with as little intervention possible.