La Roulerie lies in the heart of the Layon region at the top of a hill that dominates the Layon valley. It has south and south-west facing vineyards on clay and siliceous soils made up of schist and phtanite. The Château itself was built at the end of the 19th century, although it is said that the original building was the home of the Chevalier Raoul who gave his name to the property in the 14th century. The estate comprises 22 hectares with the vineyards unusually laid in the form of an amphitheatre of terraces. The region of Anjou is of course best known for its production of sweet white wine, but there are now more and more very fine dry white wines produced from Chenin Blanc, as well as reds.