2022 Domaine Serge Laporte, Sancerre, Loire Valley, France

Refreshingly crisp, loaded with citrus, a touch of herbs, honey, and a striking mineral finish. From a generations-old family Domaine, the crisp acidity and stony minerality set this Sancerre above the rest.



The grapes are sorted and lightly pressed. Selected yeast is used to preserve natural aromas. Fermentation takes place at 64°F for ten days. Separate lots are vinified and rested on their lees for three weeks prior to blending. Released for sale after two months in bottle.


This small multigenerational family producer has a long history. They are located in the heart of Chavignol, considered a Cru of Sancerre. Serge's son, Guillaume, succeeded his father as the winemaker over 10 years ago and continues to raise the bar. This six-generation estate is situated in the village of Chavignol and run by Guillame Laporte. He is a happy, energetic vigneron who always seems to be smiling and joking around. His vineyards are located on several different sites surrounding the town with exceptional exposure and unique terroirs defined by two distinct soil types known as “Terres Blanches” and “Les Caillotes.” Terres Blanches is dominated by calcareous clay with Kimmeridgian limestone. Wines produced from sites with these soils have distinctive power and substantial body. Les Caillotes on the other hand is mostly gravel and limestone and wines produced from these sites are delicate and fruity. Guillaume harvests and vinifies the lots separately in order to accentuate their individual flavors and aromas. Finally, the wines are carefully blended to produce classic, balanced Sancerre.


Grape(s) Sauvignon Blanc
Farming Sustainable