Frédéric Mabileau during the 2018 vintage
with his prized new foudre
Frédéric Mabileau, one of the most talented Loire producers and a star of Saint-Nicolas-de Bourgueil and Bourgueil not forgetting his Saumur Blanc, was killed in a micro-lite (ULM) crash yesterday. The crash apparently occurred at take-off from Saumur Airport. Fred was 53 years old.
This is horrible and shocking news. I have known Fred for 30 years and watched and admired his progress and talent.
Our thoughts and condolences are with Nathalie, his wife, and all the family.
Frédéric Mabileau était vigneron à Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil. Les circonstances du crash de son autogire, lundi 31 août, demeurent inconnues. L’enquête a été confiée au parquet de Saumur.
Report from Ouest-France.
La Nouvelle République