Winery

Terra Vita Vinum

They are the high-flyers and Chenin Blanc fetishists from Anjou. Within a short space of time, Luc Briand and Benedicte Petit have become a real insider tip with Terra Vita Vinum. Loire fans should get their corkscrews ready.

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Large Soif Rouge 2020

winestyle-img Fresh & Juicy
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Earthy
Like an energy bursting forest floor with aromas of mushrooms, moss, root vegetables but also dried aromas.
Smooth
106,00 kr
141,33 kr/L

Large soif blanc - libre 2023

winestyle-img Fresh & Juicy
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Floral
Like a fragrant flower meadow with notes like rose and jasmine blossoms and delicate meadow herbs.
Juicy
129,00 kr
172,00 kr/L

Rouge de schiste - Anjou Brissac Rouge 2019

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Spicy
Like an embrace of strong, warmer aromas from pepper to coriander, cloves, vanilla to tobacco and leather.
Elegant
141,00 kr
188,00 kr/L

Bulles de schiste - Pet Nat 2021

winestyle-img Fresh & Juicy
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Mineral
Like the idea of a wet stone: sometimes cool, salty, slightly smoky and mostly a tight, grippy texture on the palate. Rather a mouthfeel than aromatics.
Animating
160,00 kr
213,33 kr/L

Terre de 3 - Libre - Anjou Blanc 2022

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Mineral
Like the idea of a wet stone: sometimes cool, salty, slightly smoky and mostly a tight, grippy texture on the palate. Rather a mouthfeel than aromatics.
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Elegant, Reductive
167,00 kr
222,67 kr/L

Grand Vau - Anjou Blanc 2022

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Mineral
Like the idea of a wet stone: sometimes cool, salty, slightly smoky and mostly a tight, grippy texture on the palate. Rather a mouthfeel than aromatics.
Creamy, Round
217,00 kr
289,33 kr/L

Gabouchons 2021

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Earthy
Like an energy bursting forest floor with aromas of mushrooms, moss, root vegetables but also dried aromas.
Fine-meshed, Elegant
351,00 kr
468,00 kr/L

Grandes Rogeries - Anjou Blanc 2021

winestyle-img Rich & Deep
Mineral
Like the idea of a wet stone: sometimes cool, salty, slightly smoky and mostly a tight, grippy texture on the palate. Rather a mouthfeel than aromatics.
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Reductive, Complex
495,00 kr
660,00 kr/L

Bigottière - Savennières Blanc 2020

winestyle-img Rich & Deep
Mineral
Like the idea of a wet stone: sometimes cool, salty, slightly smoky and mostly a tight, grippy texture on the palate. Rather a mouthfeel than aromatics.
Vegetative
Reductive, Fine-meshed
587,00 kr
782,67 kr/L

Terra Vita Vinum are the shooting stars from the Anjou Noir - world-famous for its black slate soils

With the takeover of Domaine Richou in 2019, Luc Briand and Benedicte Petit fulfilled their dream of realizing their passion for wine. South of Angers, they are now opening a new chapter with Terra Vita Vinum and have become a real insider tip in just a few years.

Luc is a child of the land. It is the terroir and the soils that strongly influenced the choice for this vineyard. The proximity of the Loire, the Aubance and the Layon as well as the different slate and volcanic rocks in this part of the Anjou Noir region appealed to them.

Although the domaine is anything but small with its 30 hectares of vines, Luc and Bénédicte strive to fully express the unique qualities of their sites. In order to do better justice to all these differences, the two want to gradually separate themselves from certain parcels in order to better develop sites and thus increase quality.

Terra Vita Vinum is all about uncompromising quality and transparency

In contrast to the calcareous region of Saumur, known as "white Anjou", Anjou Noir is characterized by dark rocks such as schist, gneiss, rhyolite and granite - the DNA of Terra Vita Vinum's natural wines.

Luc and Benedicte produce world-class Chenin Blancs and Cabernet Francs on it, and it's no wonder, considering that the two cultivate top sites in the Anjou Noir and in Savennieres (next to Joly). Single plot wines come from the Grand Vau, Grandes Rogeries, Pavillon, Gabouchons and Bigotterie sites. The Anjou Blanc and Anjou Rouge wines are produced from younger vines from these sites.

It was clear from the start: biodynamics is a top priority at Terra Vita Vinum.

In the vineyard, Luc and Benedicte rely on a creative combination of tried-and-tested methods and innovative thinking. They are inspired by nature and rely on practical approaches such as targeted pruning and gentle soil cultivation, counting on their animal helpers such as horses and sheep. Their aim is to use biodynamic practices to promote biodiversity and produce vibrant wines.

In the wine cellar, they take a cautious approach in order to develop the full potential of the grapes. They rely on minimal intervention, spontaneous fermentation and gravity to produce authentic natural wines from the Anjou region. The choice of different containers such as tonneaux and amphorae allows them to emphasize the unique characteristics of each wine.

At Terra Vita Vinum, transparency is paramount. The blue wax indicates unsulphurized wines in good years, while yellow wax signals minimal use of sulphur - a rational approach, we think.

Their dedication to perfection is evident in every step of the production process, from the careful harvest to the maturation of the cuvées, which reflect the unique personality of the Anjou Noir region. Lovers of purist Chenin with subtle reduction and elegant smoothness will find what they are looking for here. Bernadeau and Leroy fans should get their corkscrews ready.