Grape(s): Sauvignon Blanc
Localization: Loire Valley, France
Tasting Notes: The clay -with- flint soil combined with a few limestone parcels of land give the Estate's Sancerre a pale, brilliant colour, with a fine, intense smell as well as hints of minerals quite typical of the area. In the mouth, it is fresh with good body and a citrus background.
Notes: Can be drunk now. Keeps 3 to 5 years
Food Pairing: The intensity of the Vintage makes it go well with all types of seafood. Its liveliness brings out the iodized flavour in oysters; its finesse will bring out the smokiness of salmon or the spices of asian cuisine.
The Domain: Wine-growers for four successive generations, the estate offers familial continuity whose main concern is combining hard work and know-how in order to create the consistently subtle fruity wines so widely sought after by connoisseurs.
Our land is arid and slightly sloped, two- thirds of the soil being clay-with-flint and the remaining one-third limestone.The local terminology used to describe this soil is “argilo-siliceux” or siliceous clay, soil rich in flint which provides a continual warming of the vine. In addition, this land lies on the highest point of the hills east of the vineyard. The oxford-like soil, locally called “caillottes”, corresponds to stoney , chalky terrain.
From the very beginning, we chose to use state-of-the-art equipment enabling us to continually be high performing. All of our wines are vinified in temperature controlled stainless steel vats.
After restructuring in 1980, our estate now boasts 30Ha of vines, 24 of which border the cellar. These 30Ha were divided into five large parcels of land which aided in rapidly working the vineyard mechanically using machines such as the mechanical grape-harvester which was introduced into the vineyard in 1980.
All the wines from our vines are born on the estate.