Jerome and Frederique Gueneau started their Domaine back in the late 1990's. They started off with small beginnings and have grown over the times to meet the ever growing demand for world class Sancerre. They are now farming 10 Ha (24 acres) of Sauvignon Blanc in the little region of Sancerre, 125 miles south of Paris. The Clos Chartier comes from a 17 acre parcel which is planted on the typical clay and flint soils found within the region. Using traditional methods the vinification takes place using native yeasts and is aged in stainless steel vats and left on its lees to bring out the natural aromatics and to add texture and body.
"Another stellar effort here. Deftly walks the line between two styles of Sancerre with ripe, lively expressive grapefruit and pit fruit flavors with an underlying core of chalk and minerals. Lovely!" The Wine Buyer, 92 Points