Grape(s): Sauvignon Blanc
Localization: Loire Valley, France
Tasting Notes: A perfumed wine lightly aged in wood, this offers ripe apple and crisp citrus flavors. Attractively textured and full of bright fruitiness, the wine is ready to drink now.
The Domain: Our Domain is the work of four generations. My Great grandfather Georges Sauvète planted the first stock in 1905, and Roland, followed by Michel, went on to enlarge the vineyard between 1930 and 1975. I, Jérôme, came in with my father Michel in 1980. In 1986 my wife Dominique joined me. Together we have put all our passion and energy into building up and extending the Domain.
Today, we have a single shared ambition – to produce authentic wines that express the subtleties of our terroir to the very depths of its soul.
Ideally located on the heights of the Toucheronde hillsides overlooking the Cher, and on the plateau overhanging the village of Monthou-sur-Cher, our vineyards now cover some 16 hectares. 7.5 hectares are given over to Sauvignon, Chenin and Chardonnay vines for white wines, while the remaining 8.5 hectares are devoted to Gamay, Malbec, Cabernet and Pineau d’Aunis vines, for red wines and rosés.
Our vineyards have all the advantages they could ask for – exceptional geographical location, rich and varied soils, and just the right climate and amount of sunshine.
The land devoted to our white wines lies on the Mardelle and Bocagerie plateaux, windblown sands with argilo-siliceous subsoil ideal for the crispness of our Sauvignon.
On the heights of the Sansuette and Rouère slopes, sandy surface soil rich in flint ensures the grapes come to full ripeness, giving our “Oneiros” its delicate mineral character. A small piece of land on the edge of La Retraite woods is consecrated to another of our treasures – “Confidence”.