Domaine du Changeon, Bourgueil

Domaine du Changeon, Bourgueil

Domaine du Changeon is an exciting new property recently set up by David Ledoux in Bourgueil. He previously had a twenty year career as a mechanical engineer in the car industry but always loved wine and his grandfather owned vineyards. He worked at the domaine under the old name (Bruno Dufeu) and then had the opportunity to buy the property and follow his own path. ‘Changeon’ is the river that was originally diverted for the watermills of Bourgueil to operate and David chose this name as it passes near the domaine and is symbolic of his new direction. There are twelve hectares of vines, with eleven hectares of Cabernet Franc and half a hectare each of Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc.

‘Les Nomades’ Sauvignon Blanc comes from his new plantings and highlights the arrival of the non indigenous Crayfish on the label. The wine is fresh and crisp and would match shellfish very well! ‘Les Insoucieux’ Bourgueil Rosé is made with Cabernet Franc and has the Praying Mantis on the label wearing a hat. This signifies a ‘worry free’ insect that has not been affected by recent climate change and is a wine to enjoy ‘worry free’. ‘Les Compagnons’ Bourgueil is their soft, juicy Cabernet Franc red from the young vines and aged in stainless steel vats. ‘Les Passagers’ Bourgueil is made from the old vines fruit and has greater intensity and concentration. It is also aged in stainless steel. The label highlights the L’Agrion de Mercure damselfly that is endangered by the changing climate.