Sancerre Blanc "Grand'Chaille" Domaine Thomas 2021
Domaine Thomas, Verdigny, Sancerre
Small, family owned, 9ha estate, is run by 9th generation Jean and Ginette Thomas, along with their son Julien and partner Justine. The domaine is located in the village of Verdigny, with a high proportion of its vineyards located on the highly sought-after Silex soil, which produces the most aromatic and pungent crisp Sauvignons that this region is famous for. They manage the vineyards according to bio-dynamic principles and started to work towards organic certification in 2017. Handpicked grapes and small bunch pressing give great juice, a clarity and focus of flavour as well as a superb minerality to the wines of this domaine.
Cold settling, without enzymes. Alcoholic fermentation occurs thanks to THE NATURAL YEASTS, present on grapes skin (pruine), in inox tank in low temperature (18° - 20° C) The Wine maturation is made on lees with batonnage, during 6 to 8 months without any excessive sulphiting. The clarification is made has base of Clay. The Wine will be slightly filtered just before the bottling.
The Grand'Chaille is a reference to the flinty soils (Silex) of this vineyard and offers up subtle differences in both texture and flavor. Expressive with zesty citrus fruits, pear, white flowers and white pepper, the rocky minerality lingers throughout with a smoky flint character. This wine delivers pure terroir expression with a satisfying and powerful finish.
Grape: 100% Sauvignon Blanc