Dominique Roger, Domaine du Carrou, 2018 "Chêne Marchand" Sancerre, Loire Valley, France

Dominique Roger, Domaine du Carrou, 2018 "Chêne Marchand" Sancerre, Loire Valley, France

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Dominique Roger, Domaine du Carrou, 2018 "Chêne Marchand" Sancerre, Loire Valley

The Roger family’s roots in the Sancerre can be measured in centuries,  with records showing the family residing in the region since the early  18th century. It was in 1950 that Dominique’s father Maurice  started Domaine du Carrou in one Sancerre’s finest villages, Bué. This  high altitude bastion of Sauvignon Blanc boasts all three of the regions  famed soil types: terres blanches, caillotes, and an enviable  percentage of silex. In the vineyards, Dominique chooses to work the  soils constantly, allowing the roots to extend into the limestone mother  rock. Herbicides and pesticides are never used and the grapes are only  hand harvested (a practice that is becoming rarer and rarer in  Sancerre). In the cellar, only indigenous yeasts are used and the wines  are aged in tank to preserve the mineral cut of these privileged  vineyards. The dedication put forth by the Roger family has vaulted to  the upper echelons of the region. Domaine du Carrou is consistently  ranked as one of the top producers in all of Sancerre by La Revue du Vin  de France and other French publications. 

Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc 

Terroir: 30+ year old vines in the village of Bué. Grown on caillotes, terres blanches, and silex at 300-330m altitude. 

Vinification: Hand harvested, Indigenous yeast and fermented and aged in tank


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