We can recognize many terroirs on Chaudefonds sur Layon by multiple reliefs, sun expositions, schist subsoil and a large range of soils.
Proximity of Layon and Loire river influence climate, which brings low precipitations and the famous mists of Loire Valley. The perfect conditions are there for the development of Botrytis cinerea (noble rot) necessary to the elaboration of Coteaux du Layon. Wine region history has shaped landscapes and selected the best blocs to produce a large range of wines.
We can identify 2 different types of terroir on the estate :
- Right bank of Layon river: carboniferous subsoil (rich in carbon) and shallow soil
- Left bank of Layon river: Proteozoic subsoil and soil originating in alteration of source rock composed of quartz/sandstone (sign of the presence of an old sea world on the area)