The Village

   Saint-Simeux, small village where Maine-Michaud is located, overlooks the Charente river, which François 1er used to call « the most beautiful waterway in the kingdom ». Most of this rural district is taken up by vineyards of recognised quality, classed as Fins Bois (the most important Cognac terroir in surface area). Its light and dry clayey limestone soil is particularly suited to growing vines.

   The proximity of the ocean softens the temperate and humid climate of Charente, allowing slow and steady maturation of the grapes under the action of the sun, confering on the fruits more fineness, flavors and delicacy.