Domaine Vacheron "Grands Champs"

Domaine Vacheron has its origins in 1900, when Maurice Vacheron bought a hectare of vines and founded the eponymous estate. His sons joined the estate in 1966 and gradually developed it. Covering an area of 47 hectares today, this family estate in the Loire is one of the spearheads of the Sancerre appellation, because all the vines are worked according to the principles of organic farming. It is thus the first domain of Sancerre to be certified in biodynamics (since 2006). It is one of the few domains to be located on the Piton de Sancerre.

The Domaine Vacheron derives its uniqueness from its geographical location. The estate is indeed located on the geological fault of Sancerre, dividing it into two terroirs, one composed of limestone and the other of flint. Over the years, the Domaine Vacheron develops, through rigorous plot vinification, a range of wines that authentically express the potential and specificities of the Sancerre terroir. The wines of Domaine Vacheron are recognized for their extreme finesse and the tasty expression of their original grape varieties, pinot noir for the reds and sauvignon blanc for the whites.

The family estate is led by Jean-Dominique and Jean-Laurent Vacheron, who have thus brought about a real revolution within it. They produce some of the most accomplished Sancerre wines there.

AOC Sancerre
Known for its exceptional Sauvignon Blanc wines, Sancerre is found in some of the world’s best restaurants and praised by many of the top wine experts. Although Sancerre is most famous for its white wine, the appellation also produces high quality red and rosé using Pinot Noir grapes.East of Bourges, the Sancerre appellation is located along the left bank of the Loire River, stretching across 3,000 hectares (7,413 acres). This appellation extends over the villages of Bannay, Bué, Crézancy, Menetou-Ratel, Ménétréol, Montigny, St-Satur, Ste-Gemme, Sancerre, Sury-en-vaux, Thauvenay, Veaugues, Verdigy and Vinon.Vines have been growing in Sancerre since ancient times, with the first historical evidence found in 582 as referenced in Gregory of Tours’ book, Historiae Francorum. It was during the 12th century that Saint-Satur Augustine monks and the ruling counts of Sancerre began to seriously cultivate the vines. At that time, Sancerre was famous for its Pinot Noir wine, which was exported from the region along the Loire River. References of wine from Sancerre are found in accounts of life in the royal court, and Duke Jean de Berry believed it to be the finest wine in the entire kingdom.Phylloxera destroyed the predominant Pinot Noir vineyards at the end of the 19th century. Sauvignon Blanc has since become widely planted, and is particularly suited to the local climate. The terroir in the region helps yield great white wines that are AOC classified since 1936. True to its origins, Sancerre still produces red and rosé wines using Pinot Noir grapes, receiving the AOC accreditation in 1959.Sancerre whites are dry, lively and fruity, combining minerality with citrus aromas. The attack melts into a rich, round mouthfeel. The red wines showcase the virtues of Pinot noir, with notes of cherry and morello cherry. The mouthfeel is firm and full, with a long finish. The rosés blend fruit and freshness, making them terrific wines, not only for the summertime but also for fine dining.
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