CLOSERIE DU BOIS JOLI
49750 Saint-Lambert-du-Lattay - Loire
In the 15th century, a 'closerie' was a little farm surrounded by walls or hedges, including a house and some land. A typical term in western France, by extension this word came to mean a rural farm without plough-oxen, therefore of modest size. For a vineyard, it meant a several hectare plot of vines entrusted to a farmer: "Each Bourgeois has his 'closerie', that is his enclosed vines, nearby". Michelet, Journal,1831, p.101. We therefore chose this word to name our enterprise, which conveys a place of human size and anchored in a tradition respecting the environment. We added the name of the locality: Le Bois Joli (Pretty Woods), where our cellar is situated. Created from scratch, our vineyard began with the 2013 season, on 7.5 hectares. We produce original, artisan wines in the pure Anjou tradition on schist soil. We are therefore part of the local event "La Paulée de l’Anjou Noir".