Clay and flint soils provide wines with great acidity and
minerality, limestone yields up fruit with firmer structure and
length whilst kimmeridgian clay and limestone soils provides
further structure still.
Skilled blending of these sometimes old vine plots and the
resultant wines makes for a regular cuvee which balances Sauvigon
freshness with an underlying, steely, minerally complexity and
Daulny also produce a wine from a single vineyard called Clos de
Chaudenay, just above the village of Verdigny. With an average age
of over 40 years and a fermentation that uses both stainless steel
and aged oak, this is a rounder, richer style of Sancerre.