2018 Frédéric Mabileau 'Les Rouillères' Chenin Blanc

Frédéric Mabileau

About Frédéric Mabileau

Frédéric Mabileau is an organic-certified, biodynamic grower based in Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil. Run by Frédéric and Nathalie Mabileau, with son Rémy also working in the business, the family’s winegrowing history goes back to 1620. The juicy, pure Les Rouillères Cabernet Franc from Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil is the estate’s most important wine, and its sibling Chenin Blanc from Anjou makes a handsome pair. A faithful portrait of this section of the Loire Valley is completed with a Pineau d'Aunis and more complex renditions of Cabernet Franc.


Inspired by his father Jean-Paul Mabileau, Frédéric kicked off his own project in 1988 when he planted his vines on a parcel called Rouillères, owned by Nathalie -a name now given to the estate’s entry level Anjou Chenin Blanc and Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil Cabernet Franc. When Jean-Paul retired in 2003, Frédéric and Nathalie combined two domaines into one. Frédéric immediately took stock of the vineyard holdings, embarking on a painstaking study of the terroirs before establishing his own range of wines. Today they own 28 hectares across the Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil, Bourgueil, Saumur and Anjou appellations.