Saumur-Champigny, an appellation renowned for its Cabernet Franc reds, experienced a veritable vogue in the 1970s and 80s, which did not encourage the search for quality but, on the contrary, led to "easy" cuvées, without character. The reaction came in the years 1990-2000 from winemakers who were more demanding in the quality of the grapes and in the expression of the terroirs, a demand which continues today within a young generation in search of natural wines, such as Sébastien Bobinet.
Sébastien Bobinet, the 7th generation of a Saumur winegrowing family, created his estate in 2002 when he took over the family vineyards - 1.8 hectares of Cabernet Franc and Chenin - located around Dampierre-sur-Loire on the tuffeau hillside, a soft white limestone soil characteristic of the Saumur-Champigny appellation. From the outset, influenced by winegrowers such as Olivier Cousin, his project was based on a desire to produce with respect for the living world, without chemicals, as naturally as possible. In 2010, he enlarged his vineyard with 2 hectares of Cabernet Franc and, with the active collaboration of his partner Emeline Calvez, he diversified his vintages, between "classic" maceration and carbonic maceration, and with the purchase of grapes from different varieties (Pineau d'Aunis, Gamay, Côt). An evolution that does not change the approach based on the most accurate expression of the terroir in wines with fruit and texture without artifice.