Maison SAUVION is located in the heart of the Nantais vineyards at the Château du Cléray-Sauvion in Eolie. Eolie, country of the wind, evoking the gentle ocean breeze that caresses the vineyards. Acquired by Ernest SAUVION in 1935, the Château du Cléray-Sauvion is, with its old vaulted cellars, one of the oldest properties in the vineyards of Sèvre et Maine. It covers 95 hectares, planted mainly of Muscadet Sèvre & Maine, but also Gros-Plant, Chardonnay and Sauvignon. The soils are silico-clay, soil rather late but rich, with high aging potential.
SAUVION has always had a special place within the vineyard due to its style, the quality of its Muscadet and its distribution mainly in traditional circuits or in niche markets.
To affirm its difference, Maison SAUVION proposes Haute Culture de Sauvion, a line that brings together in a refined presentation of Muscadet gastronomy expressing finesse, elegance and style that characterize the "signature" SAUVION. These Muscadet Haute Culture also reveal the characteristics of the terroir and some, by their structure and richness, become astonishing cuvées of guard recalling the Burgundian origin of the melon grape variety.
From the very beginning of its activity, the Maison SAUVION has done everything to give its Muscadet letters of nobility, thus enhancing the entire appellation. Today, it is more than 60% of its wines that Maison SAUVION exports to more than 80 countries, thus becoming the ambassador of the Nantais vineyard. The Muscadet are on the most prestigious tables around the world.
Pierre-Jean Sauvion, son of Yves Sauvion, was born in the middle of the garden, the house of his parents is surrounded by vineyards. Rocked in the wine industry since childhood, passionate about wine culture, Pierre-Jean is an oenologist, graduated from the University of Bordeaux. After his studies, he fashioned wines in California, Australia, Alsace, Cahors, Bordeaux... then returned to the family home, at the Château du Cléray - Sauvion in 2004.
Now, Pierre-Jean, "Pleasure Maker", shapes the wines of Maison Sauvion, for our greatest pleasure, to the glory of wines.