Les Parcs vineyard is the coolest hillside vineyard in the village of Thésée, located on the right bank of the Cher. Composed of clay-limestone terroir, the vineyards selected for this cuvée showcase a fully ripe Sauvignon Blanc, which is fruit-forward and mineral-driven at the same time. Domaine Tardieux-Gal's vines have been certified organic since 1998. Grapes are hand harvested and vinified with native yeasts, with no added sugar and only a small amount of sulfites used.
Vine age1964-1965, 1980s, 2000 and 2009
Vineyard size2.5 ha
Fruit is direct-pressed and spontaneously fermented in steel and fiberglass tanks (no malolactic fermentation)
Elevage6 months in steel vats
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Fining/FilteringFined with bentonite (white clay) / Tangential filtration
Total production average9,000 bottles