Sauvignon Touraine AOC
100% Sauvignon (mainly Blanc but including a little Gris). Averaging 25 years old, Valérie's vines are planted on clay-limestone soils in Mareuil-sur-Cher on the left bank of the Cher River in the heart of the Touraine region. They are certified-organic and taken care of meticulously by hand and harvested manually. The whole clusters are pressed directly, with the juice cooled down immediately and settled naturally. Fermentation is spontaneous with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel and fiberglass vats. The wine usually goes through malolactic fermentation and is aged in vat before being bottled without fining or filtering. Sulfur use is quite minimal.