For decades, the Bourillon family has been making wine at Rochecorbon, in the Loire Valley’s Vouvray appellation. The estate was formed in 1875, but it wasn’t until Gaston Dorléans organized it as Domaine Bourillon Dorléans in 1921 that it became what it is today.
Gaston’s great grandson, Frédéric Bourillon, is now in charge of the estate, which has consolidated the family’s 26.5 hectares of vines and built a new winery complex to make superb Vouvray. The Bourillon family continues to use traditional winemaking techniques to produce their wines. Rochecorbon’s pristine vineyards are responsibly managed, and the winemakers employ only the finest Chenin Blanc grapes in their wines. The grapes are hand-picked and aged in the winery’s troglodyte caverns, which date back to the 15th century.
The wines are headily aromatic, with deep, complex flavors, and lusciously textured, with the sec type in particular showcasing a flintiness and minerality that is distinctive to the terroir of the Loire Valley, with an average vine age of 35 years. Around 150,000 bottles are produced each year.
Domaine Bourillon Dorléans’ troglodyte cellars date from the 15th century. It is a genuine initiatory and cultural trip that you are being offered. Go deeper into the cellars and allow yourself to be swept away by the place’s enchantment. In the various galleries of our cellar, you will find sculptures by Tours artists on the history of man and wine, paying homage to Saint Martin.
Domaine Bourillon Dorléans recently competed in the Business News Japan Awards 2021 and was awarded FOUR GOLD Medal Award and TWO SILVER Medal Award in this renowned competition:
Awarded Gold by Business News Japan
Domaine Bourillon-Dorléans La Coulée d’Argent / Loire Vouvray – 2018
Domaine Bourillon-Dorléans L’Indigène / Loire Vouvray – 2017
Domaine Bourillon-Dorléans L’Indigène / Loire Vouvray – 2018
Domaine Bourillon-Dorléans La Levrière / Loire Vouvray – 2014
Awarded Silver by Business News Japan
Domaine Bourillon-Dorléans L’Indigène / Loire Vouvray – 2016
Domaine Bourillon-Dorléans La Levrière / Loire Vouvray – 2016
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