The Domaine was founded back in 1999 when Valéry Renaudat had just 2.5ha of vines. He had studied in Burgundy and spent time in both USA and Bordeaux making wine but returned to his birth place of Berry to start making classic styles of the Loire Valley. “I am attached to these two vineyards which bring a beautiful complementarity to the whites and demonstrate that from the same grape variety – the sauvignon – the sandy and gravelly terroirs of the wines of Quincy and clay-limestone of the wines of Reuilly play their whole role. This attachment also has family origins, since my grandfather was one of the initiators of Pinot Noir for the Reuilly Appellation.”
It has since expanded to cover 18ha in total across Quincy, Reuilly and Loire IGP. They make wines from three different grape varieties, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir or Pinot Gris and believe in reasoned agriculture just as much as respect for the terroirs to bring out thge best of their fruit.
Fruit for this comes from the AOC Quincy. The soils here are mainly sandy gravel and vines sit of slopes with a South-Eastern facing. Vines have an average age of 20 years old.
100% Sauvignon Blanc. Grapes are mechanically harvested and undergo temperature controlled fermentation to preserve freshness. The wine is rested on it’s lees before bottling to build complexity.
This generous and elegant wine offers good vivacity of fruity aromas. Notes of exotic fruits and a minty freshness that keeps the wine well. Perfect with crustaceans, fish and regional goat cheeses thanks to the saline touch it offers at the end of the mouth.