A Biodynamic White with Stony Minerality
A leader in biodynamic viticulture in the Loire Valley, Domaine Vacheron is a family business dating back nine generations. The property extends over around 45 hectares, around 35 planted in Sauvignon Blanc and the rest in Pinot Noir. Having become fully certified organic in 2003, the estate converted to full biodynamic agriculture just one year after, with the aim of expressing the unique character of the region's chalk and flint soils without damaging the natural ecosystem surrounding the vines. Harvest is always manual and only indigenous yeasts are used in the winemaking process, which involves fermentation in stainless steel tanks and wooden open-top fermenters.
The Domaine Vacheron 2016 is a gorgeous Sancerre made exclusively of Sauvignon Blanc grapes, harvested from vines that are 30-35 years old on average and cultivated using biodynamic practices. On the nose, the wine bursts forth beautiful fragrances of stone fruits, jasmine, pears and orange blossom. The palate offers a beautiful freshness and stony minerality, along with touches of citrus oil. This is a wine with perfect balance, offering a remarkable clarity, refreshing acidity and plenty of ripe fruit.