Domaine Merieau, l'Arpent des Vaudons
- 100% Sauvignon Blanc
The Vignoble des Bois Vaudons has been run by the Mérieau Family for four generations.
The estate spreads over 35 hectares across the hillsides and on the left bank of the Cher River and benefit for the greater part from a south-southeast orientation. These rich and complex soils allow the production of a range of wines that are varied and rich in colours. Some wines stemming from older or younger vines – certain vines of the Pineau d’Aunis varietal are more than 100 years old.
Jean-François Mérieau took over the family estate in 2000. Since then, Jean-François has committed himself to rediscovering the soils of the Loir-et-Cher, working the soils, plowing, cutting heavily and harvesting by hand.
Jacky, his father had allowed the development of the fame of the estate – he allowed the establishment of the estate such as it is presently with its lot of plantations and the restructuring of vineyard.
The berries are pressed in a pneumatic press. The juice is then left to clarify naturally for 48 hours. Wild yeasts fermentation in thermo-regulated stainless-steel vats with lees stirring.
Soils and location: South / southeast facing slopes, on deep chalky soils with clay top soil. Area: 9 hectares of vines aged between 10 and 60 years old. Yield: 45 hectolitres / hectare.
Pale yellow colour with silvery tones. Pleasant nose with refreshing grassy and white fruits characters. Fresh and crisp in the mouth with round and elegant finish. Very well balanced wine with great complexity.