Domaine des Sablonnettes "Le Bon Petit Diable" Anjou Cabernet Franc



Christine and Joel Menard have been making wine in the heart of the Coteaux du Layon AOC for more than twenty years. They produce an outstanding array of wines from Cabernet Franc, Grolleau, Gamay and Chenin Blanc. They practice biodynamic methods in their 13 hectares of vines. Christine and Joel run their domain to very exacting standards and as a result they produce stunning, natural wines—without employing artificial yeasts. The wines from Sablonnettes are not chaptalised or filtered, these wines are vibrantly alive.

Soil: Schist

Age of Vines: 20 years

Pruning Method: Cordon

Yields: 40 hl/ha 4,000 bottles

Vinification: Grapes are harvested by hand & destemmed before maceration which lasts for five days. The wine rests in tank for six months before it is bottled with 2-3gr/hl sulfites.


A lighter and brighter style Cabernet franc filled with raspberry and strawberry aromas and easy to drink. Round, fresh, with a balance between the nice ripeness of the grapes and a pretty acidity.


Serve with grilled pork, beef, veal or creamy cheeses.
Bright.  Lively.  Funky.  Green olives.  Ruby color.  Moderate texture.  Light/medium body.  Versatile.


Wine Color Red
Container Bottle