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Valençay Blanc

Le Claux Delorme

Valençay Blanc Bottle
Appellation
Valençay
Variety
Sauvignon Blanc
Age of Vines
30
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Sandy clay limestone, chalk, flint
Altitude
90 meters
Fermentation
Gentle pressing, fermentation in stainless steel tanks
Aging
4 months in the fine lees in stainless steel tanks

Overview

It was Sauvignon Blanc that lured Bertrand to Valençay and the soils which are chalky and sandy clays flecked with flint – the perfect ingredients for making a Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc with a forceful varietal expression  with plenty of citrus and green fruit flavors. The fact that this is the epicenter of French goat cheese production is only happy coincidence. While he is permitted to add Chardonnay, Bertrand feels that it only detracts from the quality of his Sauvignon Blanc. 

Loire, France
  • Location
    Loire, France
  • Appellation
    Valençay
  • Proprietor
    Bertrand Minchin
  • Winemaker
    Bertrand Minchin
  • Size / Elevation
    15 hectares / 90 meters
  • Portfolio
    Jon-David Headrick Selections

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