If we can be of any assistance please don't hesitate to contact us, or drop by the Rose & Crown during business hours:

phone: +44 (0) 1481 823414
fax: +44 (0) 1481 823615

The Rose & Crown Hotel
Le Huret, Alderney
UK Channel Islands

Delivery on Alderney is free :-) we deliver Monday to Saturday between 10am and 1pm. Please note that we cannot deliver off-island.

Henry Marionnet

The Marionnet family arrived at Soings in the Touraine - about 30 km from Blois - during the middle of the last century, enlarging and completely replanting the vineyard between 1967 and 1968. Today the Domaine de la Charmoise has 60 hectares under vines producing 400,000 bottles.

The cellar is entirely equipped with stainless steel tanks and the vinifications are all 'specials' and different classical methods, the emphasis being on creating wine which has all of the original (authentic) qualities, properties and style.

The Domaine de la Charmoise is for the most part planted with Gamay Noir for the red wines and sauvignon for the whites. The gamay noir is a jus blanc and covers a surface of 33 hecatres, planted mostly between 1967 and 1978. Average output is 55 hl/ha. Approximately 17 ha are planted with Sauvignon, planted mostly during 1967 and 1982, producing 45 to 50 hl/ha.

The soil is of type 'perruches', composed of clay, silica and gravel. By the grace of its position, more east of the Touraine, the domaine benefits from a more continental climate favourable for gamay and sauvignon. A unique microclimate helps grape maturity and good protection against frosts.

External Links


If we can be of any assistance please contact us via email at or phone +44 (0)1481 823414 during business hours.

Creative Commons License