Domaine L'Epicourchois

France, Loire, Cheverny



Our long search for just the right Cheverny producer has culminated in our finding Luc Percher. He has practiced organic viticulture for several years and with 2013 will be certified. Harvesting is done entirely by hand. Only indigenous yeasts are used for the natural fermentations. But the real treat here is the age of the vines—the Cheverny blanc and rouge average 50 years of age. The Cheverny blanc is also a large portion, 40%, of Menu Pineau, instead of the more recently introduced Chardonnay, paired with Sauvignon. And, while he has only a small parcel (sadly) Luc’s Cour-Cheverny Romorantin vines are at least 100 years old, possibly 120. His whites need time in bottle for these autochthon varieties to express themselves. In my professional opinion Luc’s wines are really, really good.

Technical Information

Wine Varietals Vine Age Soil Type Farming Type
Cheverny Blanc 60% Sauvignon Blanc, 40% Menu Pineau 50 years Siliceous clay Organic
Vin de France Menu Pineau Racines Menu Pineau 60 years Siliceous clay Organic
Cour Cheverny Blanc Romorantin 100-110 years Siliceous clay Organic
Cheverny Rouge 50% Pinot Noir, 50% Gamay 45 years Siliceous clay Organic