2022 Domaine du Pré Semelé Sancerre, Loire Valley, France
ABOUT THIS WINE
100% Sauvignon Blanc, alcohol: 12.5%; soils: calcareous clay (70% “Terres Blanches (white earth), 30% “Caillottes” (little stones)) with limestone subsoil; vine age: 8 – 43 years; organically oriented, environmentally responsible viticulture; no chemical herbicides or anti-rot products; long, gently pressing and cold stabilization; fermented 3 weeks in stainless steel, temperature-controlled tanks; aged on fine lees; fined with bentonite and cellulose filtered before bottling in Spring.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER
Domaine du pre semele lies in a tiny valley a few miles northwest of the hilltop town of Sancerre. The estate is managed by the third generation of the family raimbault brothers julien and clement vigneron and Winemaker respectively. They are guided by their father Remy who has worked in their vineyards for decades with his brother Claude. This is another wonderful example of the younger generation taking over the reins of a family estate and elevating it to a new higher level.