This is Sancerre from very old vines, carefully selected, and vinified without the support of wood. It is rich, multi-layered, very smooth and silky on the palate, with very enticing scents and a long aftertaste. This cuvée is dedicated to Dominique's great-grandfather Jules and his love of winemaking.
About this wine producer: If you can keep up with Dominique Roger on a brisk climb through his immaculate, steep vineyards, you’ll learn a lot more about wine, and maybe find that you suddenly care a lot more about who grows it and where it comes from than you ever did before. Dominique manages Domaine du Carrou in Bué, one of the 14 communes in the Centre-Val de Loire that is located in the Sancerre appellation. Since the 17th century, 8 generations of the Roger family have produced wines in the Bué area of Sancerre, which is known for exceptional terroir and producing complex wines. Today, the estate consists of 11 hectares (27 acres) of vineyards, with 7.5 hectares (18.5 acres) planted to Sauvignon Blanc and 3.5 hectares (9 acres) planted to Pinot Noir. In the vineyards, Dominique takes care to respect the environment when working the soil, and he skillfully prunes the vines to allow the grapes to reach optimum maturity. After hand-harvesting, Dominique and his workers select clusters one by one to further ensure grape quality. All of these practices reflect Dominique’s motto: “Pas de grand vin sans raisins d’excellence,” or “There are no great wines without excellent grapes."