All of Stephane Bernaudeau's wines are parcellaire, each corresponding to a small parcel of land in Anjou of biodynamically farmed vines worked entirely by horse and in most cases, not wire trained. The wines are all labeled as Vin de France and have been for several vintages now as Stephane seeks to let his wines speak for themselves instead of being defined by the governing bodies of the appellation.
Les Ongles comes from a two hectare parcel of 30 year old Chenin Blanc planted on schist. Vinification is done in used barrels with the wine staying on its lees for 12 months before being bottled without fining or filtration.
Coming from just 0.3 hectare of 100+ year old Chenin Blanc planted on schist and argilo-calcaire, Les Nourissons is one of the most stunning and singular Chenin Blancs in the Loire Valley. The vineyard had been immaculately farmed by its previous owner, Eric Calcutt, before Eric offered it to Stephane.
Although the majority of Stephane's production is Chenin Blanc he does have very small parcels of Grolleau and Cabernet Sauvignon. Les Vrilles is made from a 0.35 hectare parcel of 15 year old Cabernet Sauvignon, the equivalent of 15 rows of vines.