Domaine Perrault-Jadaud, a partnership between oenologist Anne-Cécile Jadaud and viticulturist Tanguy Perrault, began in 2008, after the couple met while teaching at Amboise. Anne-Cécile spent ten years as a consulting enologist in the south of France before returning to the Loire to teach and farm vineyards with her partner. Tanguy, a former student of philosophy and a native of Breton, cider country, also spent ten years working in viticulture before beginning his work with Anne-Cécile. Tanguy bought an old press from Jean Penillaut, of Clos Baudoin of the famed Poniatowski Vouvray estate, with the intention of making cider, but Jean insisted that Tanguy had to make wine with the press and sold him a half acre of vines in Vouvray, near the Clos du Bourg.
Growing from this tiny vineyard, the couple now work approximately eight hectares of organically-farmed vines spread across 15 small parcels near their home and winery in Chançay, in the northeastern portion of Vouvray. In addition to this, they work about three hectares of organic vineyards in Nazelles-Négron, near Amboise. It is here that Anne-Cécile is able to indulge her love of red wines, as the vineyards are planted to a mixture of Côt (Malbec), Cabernet Franc, Gamay, Grolleau, and Pineau d’ Aunis. Anne-Cécile and Tanguy prefer to use as little SO2 as possible and have progressively dialed back its use over the years. Their selections include both still and sparkling versions of Vouvray Sec bottled as Perrault-Jadaud, as well as a dry red wine and a slightly off-dry Rosé made from a blend of Gamay, Côt, and Cabernet Franc, both bottled under Anne-Cécile Jadaud’s name.