Grape Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
From the ideally-situated Clos du Chêne Marchand, this wine opens with pure fruits (often green apple and lime) tied to a taut mineral spine. Often displaying aromas of honeysuckle, this wine, greater in complexity than the Croix du Roy or the basic Sancerre, also often offers a filigreed finesse and elegance that communicates the terroir.
Vinified in stainless steel tanks 90% and 10% 600L demi muids, with a late racking to insure that the wine captures the essence of the terroir. 10-12 months on the lees, then the wine is filtered and bottled in September of the year following harvest. Low added SO2 ~50mg/l.