Domaine de la Bergerie between the pretty villages of Rabelais and Champ-sur-Layon is the home and winery of Marie-Annick et Yves Guégniard. From 36 hectares of Coteaux-du-Layon vines (Cabernet Sauvingon, Franc and Chenin…) you expect a wide range of wines but the big surprise here is the quality and character of each of his wines. Each wine expresses its personality – heady, luscious Quart de Chaume, aromatic and crisp Savennières, an Anjou Villages with incredible concentration of fruit and oak… Definitely worth seeking out.
Domaine de la Bergerie Anjou Villages ‘Evanescence’ 2005 – Powerful nose with an intense core of sweet, ripe red raspberries with a very fine oak expressing pepper and vanilla. A very pleasant palate where the fruit mixes with cinnamon and clove on a long finish. Try it with a saddle of wild hare.