Domaine Raimbault Philippe SancerreLes Fossiles White - Loire
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  • Grape : Sauvignon Blanc

  • Vinification : Sustainable farming, plowing,... Harvest :part by machine, part hand picked, end of September. Picked ripe to insure complexity. NATIVE yeasts. SANCERRE LES FOSSILES: Association of different vineyards in Sancerre and Sury, long time on lies to get complexity. Bottling in April after a light filtration

  • Vineyards size : 20 Hectares

  • Farming : Lutte raisonnée

  • History : Philippe is part of a winemaker family that started to do wine in 1700's. Now he owns vineyards on both sides if the Sancerre river which allows him to make several wines: Sancerre, Côteaux du Giennois, Pouilly Fumé

  • The top value of the domaine : Each wine is showing the quality of the soil and the purity of the work of Philippe. Change the farming trying to be organic” lutte raisonnée”, as well to work more vineyard by vineyard to show top cuvées from his different terroirs. He is so well know that he is the responsible for research on farming for the Sancerre appellation. He built a modern cuverie to be more efficient at harvest, but also to get the time to raise the wines slowly on lies and get complexity

  • A few woods : Wines are very expressive and each cuvée has its own personality

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