Domaine des Vieux Pruniers Sancerre 2022

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Domaine des Vieux Pruniers is situated a mere 2.5 miles from Sancerre proper in the village of Bué, known for its steep, amphitheater vineyards, where some of the hillsides approach 65° gradients.

Christian Thirot-Fournier, along with his wife and daughter, tend roughly 10 hectares of vines, divided between two varieties: 7 hectares of Sauvignon Blanc planted to chalky limestone soils, and 3 hectares of Pinot Noir grown in clay-limestone soils. Together they raise the wine from start to finish, from growing the grapes to bottling the wines.

They are moving toward a more “sustainable” viticulture regime, and no herbicides are used for the majority of their parcels. The grapes are cold-fermented for 15 days in 100% stainless steel tanks. After several months aging on the fine lees, the wines are fined, filtered and bottled at the domaine.

The Vieux Pruniers Sancerre Blanc is a classic, minerally-laden expression with flinty, floral notes on the nose and a zesty, fruity palate. This wine overdelivers on every front. Sustainable.

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