The Story

In 2004 Céline and Benoit settled in the Oiron with their children to work on a constellation of small single vineyards protected by trees and groves.

Following the rhythm of nature in the vineyard as well as in the cellar, they manage to achieve wines with great depth and precision. They use Chenin Blanc and a tiny plot of Chardonnay which produce the most incredibly pure oxidative wine as well as Cabernet Franc and Gamay de Bouze.

The People

Céline & Benoit Blet

Céline & Benoit met as students and soon began their journey into the world of wine. Once their children were born they spent time exploring the Loire to put down some roots but found all the famous appellations were incredibly expensive. So they ended up in the Oiron, a less well-known area, in 2004, and now work on a constellation of small single vineyards producing some outstanding wines.



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The Place

Located south of Angers, Les Terres Blanches has a unique and exceptional terroir made of clay and granite soils with a limestone and slate origins. The estate consists of a collection of small plots in a landscape naturally protected by trees, groves, meadows and bird sanctuaries.

Since their arrival in 2004, Céline and Benoit have replanted 5 hectares of vines from their own premium grafts (selection massals) to ensure a human and ecological balance. Today they have 10 hectares of vines: Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay for the white wines, Cabernet Franc and Gamay for the red wines and Gamay Beaujolais for a little bit of rosé.

All of their production is harvested, vinified and bottled at the estate.