Sancerre Rouge 2019, Domaine Vacheron
The delicate palate shows purity of red fruits of raspberry, strawberry and red cherry with a pomegranate and spice finish.
Over 120 years ago Maurice Vacheron, the current owners’ great-grandfather, founded a Domaine with the acquisition of a single hectare of vineyard. His descendants have worked tirelessly to acquire new plots and solidify the name of Vacheron, associating it with not just premium Sauvignon Blanc but also Pinot Noir.
The Domaine now rests in the hands of two cousins: Jean-Laurent and Jean-Dominique. Their time at the helm has elevated Domaine Vacheron to one of the most highly respected and admired historical producers of the Sancerre AOC.
Flint, Limestone, Marl. Eighteen months in foudres and neutral French oak barrels. 300m altitude. 30-50 year old vines. No synthetic or chemical materials are used in the vineyards, and the only fertilizer is produced from compost piles. Yields are kept low. Fermentation is all on indigenous yeasts in a combination of stainless-steel or cement tanks and wooden, open top fermenters. Aged in either large oak casks or French oak barrels, depending on the Cru and vintage, the wines are bottled unfiltered and unfined according to the lunar cycle.