Domaine Vacheron is a producer located in Sancerre, in the Loire Valley region of France. Run today by third generation brothers Jean-Laurent and Jean-Dominique Vacheron, in 2005 the brothers adopted complete biodynamic practices in both the vineyard and cellar. Producing both Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, they are considered to be one of the best producers in Sancerre.

A significant reason why the brothers wanted to change over to biodynamic practices was to allow the distinct terroir of Sancerre to be showcased in the wines. Domaine Vacheron is planted on silex soils, which is clay and limestone based, topped off with flint. This type of soil gives the wines a particular minerality and saltiness, as well as a trademark smoky quality. The parcels the Vacheron brothers own in the “Les Romains” and “Belle Dame” vineyards are particularly known for this.

Tasting Notes

Soils of flint and limestone with a grape variety of Sauvignon Blanc with an average age of 20 years. Pressed at low temperature and decanted cold, this white wine has been matured for 1 year on lees, 50% of which in barrels for 1 to 3 years and 50% in vats.

Pale and limpid color opening onto a fresh flint nose complemented by a hint of white flowers and citrus. On the palate, the bouquet is fine and elegant and flavors of white fruits persist on the palate.