This part of the Loire is considered Chenin country, and there is certainly a hubristic bias against Sauvignon. When the duo purchased the vineyards to create the domaine, a small parcel of Sauvignon was included in the deal. For many years, it was simply sold off to local négoces, but in 2018, they decided to keep the grapes and make a white wine. The result was quite satisfying and now this small vineyard of Sauvignon has been accepted as part of the Hauts Baigneux family.
La Surprise, Mezardière, Clos de La Cour
Clay with limestone bedrock
Vines planted in25 years old average
Vineyard size4 ha
Natural yeast fermentation in stainless steel tanks
Elevage6-12 months in Stainless steel tanks and 30% in 12 hl demi-muids
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Fining/FilteringUnfined/ Filtration "sur terre blanche"
Total production average5,000 bottles
UPC Code Bottle741718812874