Domaine Michel Vattan, Sancerre Cuvee Calcaire 2018Regular price $30.00 Save $-30.00
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Starting out very small with just 2 hectares of vines in 1930, Roger and Andrée Vattan staked an early claim to some of the most special territory in Sancerre. As the name of the “Cuvée Calcaire” suggests, grapes were grown on ancient Kimmeridgian chalky limestone soil (also associated with Chablis). Their son, Michel, jumped on the expansion wagon that occurred in Sancerre in the 1970s, adding 7 hectares to the vineyard total. With no heir in sight, Michel groomed Nathalie and Pascal Joulin to take over the vineyard at his retirement in 2008. Winegrowers in Sancerre weathered a difficult spring frost in 2017, losing about 15-20% of total potential production. The balance of the vintage was blessed with enough sunshine and water to counterbalance the early growing season challenges.