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Sancerre 'Les Cailleries', Domaine Vacheron 2018

Red Wine from France - Loire
Elegant, silky, mineral-streaked pinot noir from Sancerre. Made by the Vacheron family, who have been supplying The Society with fine wines for over 50 years.
Price: £25.00 Bottle
Price: £300.00 Case of 12
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Code: LO16221

Wine characteristics

  • Red Wine
  • Full-bodied
  • Pinot Noir
  • 14% Alcohol
  • No oak influence
  • Now to 2025
  • 75cl
  • Cork, natural

Domaine Vacheron

Domaine Vacheron is a top-quality, longstanding family-owned estate and one of the few still to hold cellars in the actual town of Sancerre in the Loire. Cousins Jean-Dominique and Jean-Laurent run the estate and have been the driving force behind adopting organic farming in the vineyard (certified as such since 2008).

The soils here are equal parts limestone and flint; limestone contributes to balanced acidity in the grapes while flint helps provide attractive aromas and minerality. At around 40 hectares, this is one of the largest properties in Sancerre to hand-harvest all its fruit. The labour-intensive efforts in the vineyard ensure that the results in the winery are extremely reliable, even in difficult vintages.

Domaine Vacheron is known for expressive, fruit-driven wines that show the traditional Sancerre qualities of brightness and balance. As well as classic white Sancerre, the domaine is also famed for its reds with a sizeable proportion of the vineyard given over to pinot noir vines.

Loire Valley Vintage 2018 Sancerre, Pouilly

If 2017 was classic (in a good way), with consistent purity of fruit and glorious freshness to the fore, 2018 is by contrast a riper and – for many – friendlier vintage, with super-healthy fruit, richer flavours and less of the acidity which some can struggle with.
2018 vintage reviews

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