We created the Lise and Bertrand Jousset estate at the dawn of the 2004 vintage, a carefully considered project and a shared desire. Our philosophy has been the same since the beginning: as a canon or a table companion, wine is made to be drunk and shared. Then it’s up to us to make wines for every moment.

Why Montlouis sur Loire?
– For Chenin, sorry Ch’nin! An extraordinary grape variety, one of the most beautiful in the world, if not the most beautiful (at least if we say so!). It allows us to fully express ourselves from dry to bubble. But it also requires a lot of work and attention, because it cannot tolerate mediocrity, or even approximation, that is to say...

– For its accessibility. Young and penniless to start, there's better! Moving to Montlouis sur Loire allowed us to enjoy superb terroirs without (too much) breaking the bank.

– For its terroirs, with a common denominator of a rock that makes us think so much: tuffeau.
And today ?
Our estate covers 11 hectares in the Montlouis sur Loire et Touraine appellation. We work Chenin (on 9ha), Chardonnay (on 1ha), Gamay and Grolleau (both on 1ha). Our 27 plots are located mainly in Husseau and a little in St Martin le Beau and Lussault. They are between 5 and 100 years old, for the old vines.


Soil: Sand and flint on the surface, on limestone parent rock


Semi-dry wine typical of the Loire, just the right balance between sugar and acidity, for fabulous table pairings