Domaine Philippe Gilbert is located in central France, where the vineyards of Menetou-Salon produce rare wines. Their quality is recognized as one of the most demanding in the Loire region. Situated in the heart of the Loire Valley, on Kimmeridgian sedimentary soils, they create fresh and elegant wines from Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc grapes.
This artisanal work is based on the principles of biodynamic agriculture.
It is a family business, but above all, it is a business of people.
"Our tough and beautiful story is one of constant work for the wines and the people. Our keyword? - consistency, and let it be as great as possible!"
"Biodynamics is not an end in itself. It is a source of inspiration and a framework that allows us to get closer and closer to our goal: the production of wines that generously reflect the rich and vibrant terroirs of our appellation."
"Wine is the result of a dialogue: the wines speak and we respond, and that's how our cuvées are created. At Domaine Philippe Gilbert, the observation of the plots, the tasting of the grapes, then the wine, the desires and intuitions for aging have resulted over the years in a range of rich and harmonious wines.
A living wine can only be achieved by respecting the vine and the soil in their dignity and being receptive to cosmic influences. Our eight organic and biodynamic plots have been worked since 2007."
The history of the property began in 1768 when François Gilbert left his profession as a tavern owner to take care of his father-in-law's vineyards. However, it was only in the early 20th century that the current configuration of the property was envisioned and built by Philippe Gilbert, the ancestor of the current owner.
The chosen model was simple and remains relevant to this day: a large rectangular courtyard with the family house at the back and two long buildings framing it on both sides. On the right, the cellars and the grape reception area, connected underground to the vaulted cellars. On the left, the space for order preparation, storage, and visitor reception. This tradition dates back to the reign of Louis XV when François Gilbert took over his father-in-law's vineyards, and it has continued to this day with Philippe, who converted the 30 hectares to organic agriculture using biodynamics in the mid-2000s.