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Domaine Patrick Vauvy, France

Patrick Vauvy manages 30 hectares of vines, the majority planted with Sauvignon Blanc.

The Domaine has been the hands of the Vauvy family for generations, Patrick took over and has brought new vision and an experimental style to the Domaine. He is often the last of his neighbours to harvest. Located above the banks of the Cher River, the soil is predominantly sand based giving the wines a fruit driven, immediately appealing style.

Viticulture

Long pruning, using a spring debudding and a summer thinning to further control yields and ensure quality and ripeness at harvest. The young vines are harvested by hand and the rest mechanically. Patrick is always the last to harvest in the area in his quest to achieve a rich, ripe style.

Winemaking

Gentle pressing and only free run juice used. Indigenous yeasts.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Yields are controlled through pruning and thinning, only ripe fruit is harvested.
  • Often the last of his neighbours to start his harvest to give a fruit driven, immediately appealing style.
  • Gentle pressing and only free run juice used. Indigenous yeasts.