Vineyard density 7500 plants per ha. From the calcareous topterroir Côte l’Épée in d’Amigny municipality. Exposition South to Southeast. Kimmeridgian limestone soil with caillottes (big limestone pebbles and fossil seashells).
Soft and long-pressing with a pneumatic press. Fermentation and elevation on demi-muids (600ltr) and cigare (350ltr). The barrels are made by Atelier Centre France. Artisanal Tonneliers from central France, who strictly select the finest oak with a small porous structure. Longtime maturation on the fine lees for a soft and rich structure. The vineyard and cellar practice is defined by low intervention and with respect for nature and grapes.
Our new Sancerre acquisition Domaine Denizot has its vineyards, situated around Verdigny and Chavignol. The wines are mainly made from the famous Caillottes soils, producing elegant but powerful Sauvignon Blanc and fruity. The smaller part is the argil-calcaire soils, kept for fruity and refined Pinot Noir. The soul of this newfound treasure is the young couple Thibault and Jennifer Denizot. The winery has been in the Denizot family for six generations, but these two passionate vignerons are working vintage after vintage, putting the domain on the map, and raising their own bar.
Their working method is in line with the careful and dedicated tradition of Sancerre. Wines are produced at a plot level and every vintage is adjusted in detail. Experience but also fingerspitzengefuhl are the key elements here. Thibault wanted to be a vigneron from an early age. He went to the Académie Viticulteur in Beaune where he met many great spirited and talented young winemakers. With them, he could share knowledge and express aspirations. Of course, being raised in the vineyards, the vineyard was already in his blood.
Together with his wife Jennifer they’re aiming solely for quality without concessions. However, it’s continuous hard labour, this young couple is breathing and living Sancerre. It’s all about the details and being precise, but also having respect for nature. This admirable mentality ensures a high level that only gets better every year. The family owns 18.5 hectares, of which 75% Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Pinot Noir.
We are proud to attract new, for now still unknown talent. Certainly, from sought after regions such as Sancerre where importers are in line to buy and sell wines. Not a celebrated name here, but young people who are willing to work hard, to be amongst the greatest!