La Source du Ruault is located in the centre of the Saumur Champigny appellation. The estate has 13 hectares of Cabernet Franc and 1 hectare of Chenin. The soils are mainly Turonian clay and limestone and the vines are between 10 and 70 years old.
In 2007, Jean-Noël Millon initiated a conversion to organic farming methods on the estate.
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In order to provide the vine with a dynamic environment, the soils are cultivated between the rows and under the base of the vine. We also promote natural grass and biodiversity through the planting of hedges (repopulation of insects).
As far as possible, we work to the rhythm of the lunar calendar. The position of the moon dictates all the different stages of work: ploughing, mulching, pruning, application of preparations...
To get the best quality grapes, the harvesting is done by hand before the grapes are sorted and destemmed. The whole grapes are left to ferment naturally in concrete vats with the aid of the natural yeasts contained in the grape skin.
Depending on the year or result expected, the wines are left to mature in 2 to 4-wine barrels in the tuffeau stone cellar that dates back 3 centuries and is located 9 metres below ground. After the long maturing process, the wines are bottled without fining or filtering so as to conserve their natural aromas.