a tale of men and wines
The written History of Sauvignon starts in the Loire valley, at Lerné, a small village near Chinon. In 1534, it was mentioned under the name of Fiers in the roman Gargantua by François Rabelais who was born in Touraine.
Its geographical origins are also to be searched in France's South-West, in the Côtes de de Gascogne, between the Languedoc and Bordeaux where it will be formally mentioned in 1736.
It is now the second most planted grape throughout the world and presents highly diverse profiles, making it a multidimensional grape.
Un cépage merveilleux
The Sauvignon blanc is a fragile grape very exposed the climate variations. It is this natural delicacy, alloy of sun exposition and of freshness which makes it both a more and more precious and extremely diverse grape.
In the hottest climates, it often present itself by it aromas of exotic fruits in expressive wines meant to be drunk young.
Worldwide, the best sauvignons are located in the cool climates of Pouilly Fumé and Sancerre. Centuries in symbiosis with vines have been necessary to identify each of the best terroir and underline the very best of the mineralty.
The greatest cuvées have an aging potential up to 30 years which develops honey and truffles aromas.
LA SYNTHÈSE DES VINS DE TERROIRS ET DE CÉPAGES
I have started winemaking in 1980.
A these times, the New World was beginning making a name and the Wine competition was going to oppose two visions of winemaking.
On one hand, wines presenting a fruity oriented expression of the grape, easy to drink for a non-connoisseur.
The apparition of these wines has forced France to keep only what it had best, centuries of work spent finding its best terroirs. French wines have never been as good as today.
Our wine range seeks the reconciliation of both views.
The discovery of a grape to whom knows terroirs
The exploration of the world’s best terroirs to whom only knows the grape