Crisp, flinty notes with a hint of yeasty lees on the nose. The palate is fresh and savoury with a ripe almost starfruit character to the fruit. Begs for shellfish on ice or would work with any grilled fish. Also with soft cheeses or goats cheese.Suitable for vegansSuitable for vegetariansThe winery is also classed as Sustainable.The vineyard lies on one of the best sites in Nantais at Saint-Fiâcre. Here the soils are layered with orthogneiss, a cracked, mineral-rich rock through which the vine roots weave and nourish the vine. Made traditionally at this small estate, the grapes were hand-picked, lightly pressed to retain their delicacy and purity of flavour, and fermented at cool temperatures to preserve their aromas. The wine was left on its fine lees until the following spring to add complexity and extra richness
Grapes are hand and
machine harvested from 30 year old Sauvignon Blanc vines within a 22 hectarevineyard on the hill
of St Andelain on a mix of Silex and Kimmerigian clay. The estate undertakes
disease and pest
control measures by maintaining natural balance ("lutte raisonnée")
and works the soil
in a traditional way.
Individual parcels are vinified separately. The grapes are gently pressed
to fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the must is naturally clarified by
some of the grapes are macerated on the skins for a short period to maximise
wild or selected yeasts are used, depending on conditions - indigenous yeasts
believed to add more
character. The fermentation is cool and slow over 3 weeks and the wine remains
on the fine lees. The gravity fed cellar
is on two levels and all temperature controlled.
Linty and herbal,
this is a concentrated wine yet with real elegance, complexity and power.
Best served chilled
with shellfish, grilled white fish or chicken and soft cheeses or on its own as
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans
A dry crisp wine, bright straw in colour with green tints. The clean racy nose reveals hints of grapefruit, white flowers and flintiness. On the palate, the attack is full and silky, rich and plump with underlying freshness.Ideal as an aperitif or with salmon parcels, foie gras, fish, seafood , cheeses or simply with friends.
A classic Sancerre with crisp, crunchy grapefruit and lime citrus flavours and a gently herbaceous
element adding complexity. There is a mouthwatering, saline minerality to the long finish. Drink with Fish, shellfish, white meats, salads and most vegetarian dishes.
Julien and Clément manage 20 hectares of vines across 60 different parcels, three quarters of which
are Sauvignon Blanc and one quarter Pinot Noir. Soils are primarily the classic ‘terres blanches’ claychalk, a heavier soil which gives the wines a ripe fruit character, and some 'caillottes', a form of
limestone. A very modern, well-equipped, stainless steel cellar allows them to control the temperature
of the wines during fermentation and later storage in tank prior to bottling to retain the freshness of the
fruit characters. The grapes for this cuvée are a blend from all of the Raimbault's parcels of Sauvignon
Blanc, and the wine is aged in stainless steel for ten months on its lees.
Good deep coloured red made from Cabernet Franc in the Loire Valley. The wine has a rich, full palate of red fruits and spices. The palate has plenty of grip and peppery notes with hints of liquorice.Perfect with poultry, red meats and cheeses.
A ripe, dry wine with appealing peachy fruit on the nose and an intense, full flavoured palate with some classic green pepper notes and a satisfying finish.A tasty aperitif and excellent with grilled fish and seafood. The winery is Sustainable.Suitable for vegansSuitable for vegetariansThe wine is 100% estate grown from 25 year old vines. The grapes are harvested at optimum maturity and fermented slowly for 3 weeks in stainless steel vats to retain freshness. The wine is matured on their fine lees until bottling in the following spring.2019 Vintage
Sommelier Wine Awards 2020
By The Glass Trophy
Sommelier Wine Awards 2020
A delicious off dry style of Chenin Blanc with stony minerality, fresh walnuts and a hint of lime. The palate is honeyed with apple, ginger and a clean mineral finish. The sweetness is perfectly integrated and balanced, resulting in a refreshing wine with good length.Food recommendations: Fantastic with goats cheese salad, honey roast ham, chicken cooked in any way, or almost any dish.Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.