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Awards 2017

1-09-2017 — posted by François, the 1 September 2017 at 10:00.

Concours Général Agricole – Paris – Gold – AOP Muscadet S&M sur lie Domaine de la Fruitière 2016

Concours Général Agricole – Paris – Bronze – IGP Val de Loire La Fruitière “Vignes Blanches” 2016

Vignerons Indépendants – Paris – Gold - AOP Muscadet S&M sur lie Domaine de la Fruitière 2016

Vignerons Indépendants – Paris – Silver - AOP Gros Plant du Pays Nantais “Folle Blanche” 2016

Vignerons Indépendants – Paris – Silver - IGP Val de Loire “Rosé” 2016

Decanter World Wine Awards – Londres - Silver – AOP Muscadet S&M sur lie Domaine de la Fruitière 2016

Decanter World Wine Awards – Londres - Bronze - IGP Val de Loire La Fruitière “Vignes Blanches” 2016

 

Bettane + Desseauve - 15/20 – AOP Muscadet S&M Cru Chateau-Thébaud 2012

Bettane + Desseauve - 15,5/20 – AOP Muscadet S&M Cru Chateau-Thébaud 2009

Bettane + Desseauve - 15,5/20 – AOP Muscadet S&M Cru Clisson 2014 - Top Loire Valley wines 2017

Bettane + Desseauve - 15,5/20 – AOP Muscadet S&M Cru Clisson 2012

Revue du Vin de France – 15-16/20 – AOP Muscadet S&M Cru Chateau-Thébaud 2016

Revue du Vin de France – 15-16/20 – AOP Muscadet S&M Cru Clisson 2016

Decanter Magazine – 91/100 – AOP Muscadet S&M Cru Clisson 2014

Jancis Robinson – 16/20 - IGP Val de Loire La Fruitière “Vignes Blanches” 2016

Jancis Robinson – 16,5/20 – AOP Muscadet S&M sur lie Domaine de la Fruitière 2016

Jancis Robinson – 17/20 – AOP Muscadet S&M Cru Clisson 2014

Jancis Robinson – 17,5/20 – AOP Muscadet S&M Cru Chateau-Thébaud 2012

Jancis Robinson – 17,5/20 – AOP Muscadet S&M Cru Chateau-Thébaud 2009

Meetings / Fairs 2017

15-01-2017 — posted by François, the 15 January 2017 at 11:01.

La Famille LIEUBEAU vous adresse ses meilleurs vœux pour cette année 2017 !

Best wishes from Famille LIEUBEAU for 2017 : health, happiness and success !

Retrouvez-nous / Meet us :
Salon des Vins de Loire – February 5th to 7th – ANGERS - Grand Palais Stand F183
Vinovision – February 11th to 14th – PARIS - Pavillon Loire - Hall 4 Stand C095
Prowein – March 19th to 21st – DUSSELDORF - Pavillon Loire – Hall 11 Stand E109
Salon des Vignerons Indépendants – March 24th to 27th – PARIS – Porte de Champerret – K28
Les Sommelières 2017 – December 1st to 3rd – CHATEAU-THEBAUD

 

Awards 2015

31-12-2016 — posted by François, the 31 December 2016 at 12:00.

Concours Général Agricole – Paris – Médaille d’Or – IGP Val de Loire “Rosé” 2015

Concours Général Agricole – Paris – Médaille d’Argent – AOP Muscadet S&M sur lie Domaine de la Fruitière 2015

Concours Général Agricole – Paris – Médaille de Bronze – AOP Muscadet S&M sur lie Domaine de la Fruitière “Grande Réserve” 2015

Vignerons Indépendants – Paris – Médaille d’Or – AOP Gros Plant du Pays Nantais “Folle Blanche” 2015

Vignerons Indépendants – Paris – Médaille d’Argent - IGP Val de Loire La Fruitière “Vignes Blanches” 2015

Ligers – Angers – Argent – IGP Val de Loire La Fruitière “Vignes Blanches” 2015

Ligers – Angers – Argent – AOP Muscadet S&M sur lie Château de la Bourdinière “Tradition” 2015

 

Guide Hachette des Vins – 2 étoiles - AOP Gros Plant du Pays Nantais “Folle Blanche” 2015

Revue du Vin de France – 16/20 – AOP Muscadet S&M Cru Chateau-Thébaud 2012

Bettane et Desseauve – 15/20 - AOP Muscadet S&M Cru Clisson 2012

Jancis Robinson – 16/20 - IGP Val de Loire La Fruitière “Vignes Blanches” 2015

Jancis Robinson – 16,5/20 – AOP Muscadet S&M sur lie Domaine de la Fruitière 2015

Jancis Robinson – 17,5/20 – AOP Muscadet S&M Cru Chateau-Thébaud 2012

Jancis Robinson – 17,5/20 – AOP Muscadet S&M Cru Chateau-Thébaud 2009

Jancis Robinson – 17/20 – AOP Muscadet S&M Cru Clisson 2012

Robert Parker Wine Advocate – 93/100 - AOP Muscadet S&M Cru Clisson 2012

Robert Parker Wine Advocate – 91/100 - AOP Muscadet S&M Cru Chateau-Thébaud 2012

Wine Enthusiast – 90/100 - AOP Muscadet S&M sur lie Domaine de la Fruitière 2015

Wine Enthusiast – 90/100 - AOP Muscadet S&M Cru Clisson 2012

Wine Enthusiast – 91/100 – AOP Muscadet S&M Cru Chateau-Thébaud 2012

PROWEIN 2016

15-02-2016 — posted by François, the 15 February 2016 at 16:03.

Famille LIEUBEAU welcomes on the PROWEIN in Düsseldorf from March 13th to 15th.

Francois and Vincent will stand HALL 11 – Loire Pavilion – Stand E101.

Come and taste the new vintage 2015 in Muscadet, Crus Château-Thebaud and Clisson 2012, New Folle Blanche, and Loire varietal line-up.

Harvest report 2015

1-10-2015 — posted by François, the 1 October 2015 at 8:24.

After a relatively cool winter, no spring frost event, but especially a perfect flowering, July and August have been warm and dry. In early September the last maturity checks let us expect an extraordinary vintage, on the standards of 1990 or 2009, Pays Nantais’ anthologies. But on last summer days, a short rain session came, refresh the vineyard and delay maturity. In the end of September, we concluded on the last days’ harvest by hand under a bright sun.

It is often said that these conditions reveal the good growers. All work throughout the year at the vineyard by Pierre, Vincent and the team had great results: short pruning, working the soil and / or natural grass cover, vine cares. In particular, this year extension of “palissage” and deleafing played beautifully, allowing us to maintain perfect sanitary state, stretch the dates, and therefore harvest at the best maturity. Our technical investments, combined with the team organization let us work the entire Fruitiere vineyard under press skin contact in order to further develop aromatics and fruit driven wines. Finally, the 2015 vintage offers beautiful degree / acidity balance and great aromatic potential with yields still in the low average (wood diseases).

An even more meticulous care has been taken into the culture and harvest of our vineyards from Crus Château-Thébaud and Clisson referring our organic farming conversion. At the vineyard, systematized plowing and green harvest allowed us to reach perfect maturity while preserving the ecological balance of our plots. At harvest, we have hired a 30 pickers team to extend hand harvest to all of our plot selection, a revival in the Famille LIEUBEAU history.

2015 Awards

15-09-2015 — posted by François, the 15 September 2015 at 9:12.

Gold Liger – Angers – IGP Val de Loire Chardonnay Joseph Grégoire Lieubeau 2014

Silver Liger – Angers – IGP Val de Loire Domaine de la Fruitière “Les Vignes Blanches” 2014

Silver Concours General Agricole – Paris – IGP Val de Loire Chardonnay Domaine de la Fruitiere 2014

Silver – Vignerons Indépendants - IGP Val de Loire Chardonnay Joseph Grégoire Lieubeau 2014

Silver – Vignerons Indépendants - IGP Val de Loire Rosé Joseph Grégoire Lieubeau 2014

Silver – Vignerons Indépendants - IGP Val de Loire  Domaine de la Fruitière “Vignes Blanches” 2014

91 Points – Wine Enthusiast – AOP Muscadet S&M Cru Château Thebaud 2010

16,5 Points – Jancis Robinson – AOP Muscadet S&M sur lie Domaine de la Fruitiere “classic” 2014

16,5 Points – Jancis Robinson – AOP Muscadet S&M sur lie Château de la Placeliere “classic” 2014

15,5 Points – Jancis Robinson – AOP Muscadet Joseph Gregoire Lieubeau 2014

15,5 Points – Jancis Robinson – AOP Muscadet S&M Château de l’Aulnaye « Terroir » 2014

Top 10 wineries in Muscadet – Food and Wine magazine (US)

1 star – Guide Hachette 2016 - AOP Muscadet S&M Cru Château Thebaud 2010

14/20 – Le Point Jacques Dupont - AOP Muscadet S&M Cru Clisson 2012

VINEXPO 2015

3-06-2015 — posted by François, the 3 June 2015 at 11:24.

La Famille LIEUBEAU vous accueille à VINEXPO 2015 à Bordeaux du 14 au 18 juin.

Come and meet us on VINEXPO 2015 in Bordeaux from June 14th to 18th.

Famille LIEUBEAU – HALL 1 – Loire Pavilion – Stand DE 306-2

PROWEIN 2015

26-02-2015 — posted by François, the 26 February 2015 at 22:35.

Famille LIEUBEAU welcomes on the PROWEIN in Düsseldorf from March 15th to 17th.

Francois and Vincent will stand HALL 11 – Loire Pavilion – Stand G113.

Come and taste outstanding vintage 2014 in Muscadet, Crus Château-Thebaud 2010 and Clisson 2012, New Folle Blanche, Sauvignon and Pinot Noir

Salon des Vins de Loire 2015

10-01-2015 — posted by François, the 10 January 2015 at 11:40.

Famille LIEUBEAU welcomes you on Salon des Vins de Loire in Angers from February 2nd to 4th. We’ll stand GRAND PALAIS, allée E, stand n° 53

92/100 Robert Parker Notes 2014

3-11-2014 — posted by François, the 3 November 2014 at 17:57.

 

Our Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Cru Château-Thébaud 2009  is awarded with a great rating of 92/100 by Robert Parker. Our cuvée Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur Lie Gneiss de Bel Abord also receives a nice mark of 89 points.

 

2014 – An Outstanding Vintage

2-10-2014 — posted by François, the 2 October 2014 at 10:02.

FAMILLE LIEUBEAU

The 2014 Vintage started greatly. The mild and wet winter, followed by a warm spring induced an early budburst, regular growth and qualitative flowering of the vineyard, announcing a great vintage.

In the vineyard, 2014 was an historic year. One of our best vineyard, after a 3 years rest was planted in Muscadet; this block is located at  the “Château de l’Aulnaye”, on a gentle slope above the Sèvre and the Maine rivers confluence, on a 500 million years old schist terroir. A strong focus was given throughout the year on formation pruning of our 2013 Sauvignon and Chardonnay plantations, soil management, leafing and green harvest of our Crus to enhance quality, terroir expression and environment care.

After a more contrasted summer, September offered us an outstanding climate, warm and dry (the driest since 1989, one of the best vintage of the century), that allowed great maturity of the grapes, perfect sanitary state with an however moderated yield. The grapes were harvested during the two last week of September under a very sunny weather. Wines are now finishing their fermentation and already show nice concentration, complexity and fruit maturity.

Another main event is the arrival of Vincent, the second son of the family, on the estate. He joins the family team after a 7 year experience of vineyard and wine-making consulting in different international vineyards. He will take care of vineyard management and wine-making aside Pierre. A new dynamic for Famille LIEUBEAU that announces great projects for 2015.

Guide Hachette 2015: One star

12-09-2014 — posted by François, the 12 September 2014 at 16:57.

Guide Hachette 2015 has released its new grades. Muscadet M de la Fruitiere got one star : ”Intense and complex notes of orange liqueur and nuts. Generous, full and long finish with hints of mint in the final.” Drink 2014 – 2019. Pairing : chicken with supreme sauce. Domaine de la Fruitiere classic Muscadet 2013 is also mentionned : lively, floral and mineral.

RVF Vintage 2013

5-06-2014 — posted by François, the 5 June 2014 at 17:55.

La Revue du Vin de France rewards the quality of Famille LIEUBEAU wines on vintage 2013.

AOC Muscadet S&M Cru Chateau Thébaud « l’Aulnaye » 2013 – Great Sucess – june 2014 – On sale from Fall 2016

IGP Val de Loire Domaine de la Fruitière « Les Vignes Blanches » 2013 – Noté 15/20 – March 2014 – On sale now