Gerard Boulay, Sancerre Sybille Rose 2019Regular price $38.00 Save $-38.00
Variety: Pinot Noir
The Boulay family has been in Sancerre since 1380, Gerard the current generation of family adds no yeast and little to no SO2 during vinfication. He describes his role as one of “surveillance” to make sure nothing goes wrong. In general he works by instinct, “au feeling” because he wants to “let the wine live” and tries not to interfere with the natural process. Unlike many Sancerre Rosés, Boulay’s Rosé is not made from a selection of young vines but rather from 35-40 year old Pinot Noir vines located on the steep hillsides in front of the his home in Chavignol.
Pierre Martin, Sancerre Chavignol 2019Regular price $26.00 Save $-26.00
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Domaine Martin is owned and operated by Pierre Martin, a second generation vigneron based out of the Chavignol in Sancerre, rated as the best village there. Pierre grows just four hectares of vines using only sustainable agriculture, no pesticides or fertilizers. Soils in the hillsides are stony, chalky pebbles with clay and limestone.
The Sauvignon Blanc comes from vines about 30 years in age out of the great village of Chavignol. Pierre’s winemaking is kept to a minimum, using stainless steel tanks. The wine ages on their lees for 4-6 months.