Sancerre produces great wines from the Sauvignon Blanc grape. If the New Zealand version produces the lively teenager then Sancerre is definitely the mature sophisticated adult! The Blanc is a bright straw colour in appearance. On the nose it shows Intense minerality and citrus fruit with a notes of grassiness. This leads to a clean fresh minerality and fresh fruit flavours along with that distinctive refreshing crisp acidity so characteristic of a great Sancerre.
This is a must with Goats Cheese, Crotton de Chevignol which is famous for its goats cheese is just down the road. There is no surprise that this is a classic and perfect match to this wine. Also really good with fish and shellfish with enough acid to cut through creamy sauces.
Soil: There are three primary soil types: Terres Blanches (“white earth”) is compact chalk atop kimmeridgean marl is characteristic of the western part of the region. Les Caillottes is gravel and limestone; and Silex (flint) is found in the eastern vineyards.
Climate: A temperate continental climate includes an average rainfall of 32 inches a year and offers a relatively dry growing period.
DOMAINE PHILIPPE RAIMBAULT
Philippe Raimbault is a 9th generation winegrower . His family have been making outstanding wines since 1701. He has been learning his craft since the age of 10, working closely with his grandfather and father for many years until he decided he wanted to make wines completely by himself after his father retired. They produce wines in three appellation only from their own grapes. The càve and Sancerre vines are in our village of Sury en Vaux, about 6km from Sancerre. Pouilly Fumé vines are just the other side of the Loire River. The third appelation is Coteaux du Giennois, which is about 15km from our Pouilly Fumé vines. We have 16 hectares in total.
Philippe is an award winning, hands-on, driven and passionate winegrower, striving to make the best wines possible. He has 17 years experience working alone creating fabulous wines.