The Bourillon family has been making wine in Rochecorbon, located in the Vouvray appellation of the Loire Valley, for generations. The estate was founded as far back as 1875, but it was in 1921 when the estate, as it is today, was properly organized by Gaston Dorléans into Domaine Bourillon Dorléans.
Still very much a family affair, the estate is run by Gaston’s great grandson, Frédéric Bourillon, who has consolidated the family’s 26.5 hectares of vines and constructed a modern winery complex to produce exceptional Vouvray. The Bourillon family continues to make their wines using traditional wine making principles. The immaculate Rochecorbon vineyards are sustainably managed, and the winemakers use only the highest quality Chenin Blanc grapes for their wines. The grapes are hand harvested and are matured in the beautiful, 15th century troglodyte caves situated alongside the winery.
With an average vine age of 35 years, the wines are headily aromatic, with deep, complex flavors, and are lusciously textured, with the sec style in particular showing a flintiness and minerality that is unique to the terroir of the Loire Valley. Annual production is about 150,000 bottles.