Rich, yet delicate notes of citrus, grapefruit and peach along with toasted almond, limestone and flinty hints. Rounded, mouthfilling texture with real depth while still remaining bright and refreshing.
With 21 hectares spread over all three of Sancerre’s terroirs: Terre blanche, Caillotes, and Silex, the estate’s vines are planted to 75% Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Pinot Noir. Stony and limestone based, Caillottes are located mid-slope, where they encourage early ripening of fruit. At the top of the slopes, you’ll find siliceous clay, which lends the wine mineral notes, reminiscent of gunflint. And at the slope’s bottom the soil is iron-rich and sandy with few stones. Here the terroir yields wines of great aromatic finesse that develops floral and fruity notes. In December 2008, Franck and Christine became tenant farmers in the Cul de Beaujeu vineyard, located in the commune of Chavignol, where there is 1ha of Sauvignon Blanc planted to Kimmeridgian terres blanches on a 45º slope.