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Sancerre Le Paradis

Domaine Vacheron

Sancerre Le Paradis Bottle
Appellation
Sancerre
Variety
Sauvignon Blanc
Age of Vines
40+
Farming
Certified biodynamic (DEMETER)
Soil
Limestone
Altitude
320-340 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, natural yeast fermentation in tank
Aging
12 months in foudre

Overview

The Vacheron cousins own 1 hectare of vines in the lieu-dit of Le Paradis. Their plot is on a steep south-facing slope with shallow limestone soils. The soil is so thin and poor that the vine roots grow deeply into fissures in the bedrock below. Le Paradis is an explosively aromatic wine, dense on the palate with a broad mineral character kept in check by a sinuous acidity that keeps things lively.

Ratings & Reviews

92+

2012 Sancerre Le Paradis

Source: WA

90

2012 Sancerre Le Paradis

Source: IWC

Loire, France
  • Location
    Loire, France
  • Appellation
    Sancerre
  • Proprietor
    Jean-Dominique & Jean-Laurent Vacheron
  • Winemaker
    Jean-Dominique & Jean-Laurent Vacheron
  • Size / Elevation
    45 hectares / 300-350 meters
  • Portfolio
    Jon-David Headrick Selections

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