About Frédéric Mabileau
Frédéric Mabileau is an organic-certified, biodynamic grower based in Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil. Founded by husband-and-wife team Frédéric and Nathalie Mabileau, 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 more complex renditions of Cabernet Franc.
About the Mabileau family
Inspired by his father Jean-Paul Mabileau, Frédéric Mabileau 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. When Frédéric’s life was cut tragically short by a light-aircraft accident on the eve of the 2020 vintage, sons Charly and Rémy stepped unflinchingly to fill his shoes alongside Nathalie. Today the family owns 28 hectares across the Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil, Bourgueil, Saumur and Anjou appellations.