In the heart of the Cher Valley of the Loire region, the vineyards of Francois de la Roche are located around the two villages of Oisly and Thésée. The soils around Oisly, from which these 30-year-old vines are from, are comprised of rounded flint and quartz gravel with a subsoil of clay. This composition imparts a distinct minerality to the wine. The vineyards are tended to with canopy management and green harvesting. Harvesting is done when the grapes are at their peak ripeness as it provides a more aromatic, fresher, better-balanced wine with lovely acidity that is also ageable.