DOMAINE VACHERON SANCERRE
With cellars located in the historic centre of Sancerre, Domaine Vacheron have vineyards primarily in the hard, flinty soils of Sancerre as wells as smaller holdings on softer limestone and clay soils. Vacheron’s ‘Village’ Sancerre is a combination of both terroirs, resulting in a subtly mineral and wholly satisfying wine.
Domaine Vacheron has been certified biodynamic since 2005. With some of the finest parcels in Sancerre, the two cousins create wines with a Burgundian approach – vinifying by terroir and blends varying from year to year. The wines come from 10-60+ year old vines.
One of the largest properties in Sancerre to hand harvest its fruit, Domaine Vacheron’s labour-intensive focus on quality epitomises their commitment to producing fine wine. 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.