Philippe Raimbault is a 9th generation winemaker. 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.
Several types of soil are found here: limestone (aka “caillottes”) on the east and west sides of the vineyard, Kimmerdigin limestone with oyster traces (“marne à huitre”) and limestone-clay and siliceous clay.
A great Pouilly Fume, made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc. This grape gives a pale straw colour in appearance, on the nose there is good minerality along with grapefruit and notes of white flowers. Good acidity makes this wine clean crisp wine on the palate, it has bright citrus flavours with a flinty mineralogy.