Every winemaker will tell you that their love for wine growing started with a passion. Loic Mahe is no different but he took it to a higher level. After a three-year period of apprenticeship and research, Loic took over a wonderful piece of land in A.O.C SavenniÃ¨res on soils of weathered shale facing due south. He had to start from scratch as it was very barren looking. With patience and perseverance, he succeeded in re-creating his vineyard. He planted his first vines in 2000 and now has 10 hectares of Chenin and Cabernet vineyards, located on banks of the Loire, south of Angers. His philosophy is also very simple, that is to help nature work towards producing balanced, authentic wines, each one of them expressing the typicality of the wineryâ€™s terroirs.