The domaine is located in a small village facing Sancerre hill. Domaine Naudet is a family winery, Michel Naudet is the 4th generation wine maker. The Domaine covers 16 ha with 12.5 ha planted with Sauvignon Blanc and 3.5 ha of Pinot Noir. The vineyard is planted on 3 different soils: “Les Terres Blanches” where the soil is clay and limestone, gives strong and powerful wines. “Les Terres Caillottes” have more stones and are giving fruity and fine wines. “Les Terres Silex” is a more sandy soil with flint stones which leads to wine with a specific bouquet, typical stone flavor and exceptional minerality. Each terroir is vinified alone in steel temperature controlled tanks. Short pruning and low yields are practiced in order to achieve highly concentrate aromas. For white, the Sauvignon grapes are slowly pressed and the collected juice stays in steel tanks for 24 hours for the first must settling. Then slowly the alcoholic fermentation starts. The wine stays on its fine lees all winter. The bottling is done beginning of the next year. Red wine is made from Pinot Noir grape variety. Cold maceration of the grapes is then followed by slow alcoholic fermentation. After 2 weeks, the grapes are pressed and the collected juice stays in tank until bottling around march of the next year.

Sancerre Blanc 2017

Fresh and sharp, this wine has nice citrus aromas, black currant buds as well as crisp white fruits. Vibrant minerality. Goes very well with seafood in general and also with a nice goat cheese such as the famous “Crottin de Chavignol”, produced in the area. 2015 vintage : A mild winter which helped the flowering begin early April. July was dry and the vineyard suffered a little bit. But it helped to fight naturally against all diseases. At the end of August, rain helped with final maturation of the grapes. Sugar concentration went up, acidity was stable, everything looked fine for the harvest. The picking started on the 21st of September. Overall, low yield but great quality vintage.

Area of production : Val de Loire Appellation : A.O.C Sancerre Vineyard : 16 ha Grape variety : 100% Sauvignon blanc Age of the vineyard: 30 to 50 years old Alcohol per Volume: 13 % Soil: clay, limestone and flint

Sancerre Rouge 2016

A bright ruby color with fine violet nuances. The nose is intense, with red and Morello cherries. Attack is supple, the red-fruit notes reappear, the tannins are present and harmonious. A Good length.

This is a supple and light red wine which goes well with white meats (veal, poultry, rabbit) and served a touch fresher, with fish. Also works with cheese.

Best served at 12°C.

Sancerre Rose 2016

A pale color with salmon highlights. Good intensity on the nose, with floral notes and a touch of peach fruit. Tender mouthfeel, the mid palate is round, with just the right amount of firmness. Aromas of caramel and liquorice give it a vinous character. Good freshness at the end showing grapefruit and blood orange.

A perfect summer wine, excellent with barbeque and cold meats. The finesse of this wine will show itself with poultry in sauce, notably with a light curry.

Serving temperature is between 8°C and 10°C.

Loire Valley