Domaine Chevreau, Nicolas Chevreau

France, Loire, Sancerre

 
 

Sustainable


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The Chevreau family owns the Chateau de Crezancy domaine, though this project is separate from the Chateau. Nicolas Chevreau has created a cuvée, Terres Blanches, from two parcels—Epsailles and Cote de Reigny (sometimes shown as Derriere Reigny on maps), both very steep slopes.   The soil in each is Terres Blanches or marneaux lime/clay.  Part of the parcel in Reigny is very old vines (over 60 years).  Yields in 2015 were 50 hl/ha (far less than the appellation) and natural ripeness was just under 13%, so the wine is not chaptalized.  There is no fining and only one light filtration over white clay.  The 2015 is a brilliant combination of ripe, fresh flavors with perfect balancing acidity, salinity and a long finish.

 

Technical Information

Wine Varietals Vine Age Soil Type Farming Type
Chevreau Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc some 60 year old vines Marneaux lime/clay Sustainable