Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc
Region: Sancerre, Loire, France
Vinification: 15-30 year vines. 100% stainless steel tank with temperature control
Fining or Filtering: None
Notes from the Winemaker: "I come from a well-known Sancerre wine estate Family–Jean, my grandfather, used to grow some acres of vines as a farmer; Renée my grandmother used to raise goats and make the widely renowned goat cheese Crottin de Chavignol.
I gradually learned the art of wine growing and winemaking, working with my uncles for 10 years.
At the same time, I started to create my own vineyard, step by step, planting plots of vines which gradually turned into today’s Vincent Grall wine estate.
In 2000, I decided to focus fully on my own production. Since then, I have worked with my wife developing and selling in France, exporting, and wine tourism.
Grapes are 100% hand harvested and collected in 80 liters containers to preserve the whole bunches up to the press, to allow the sorting of berries and avoid crushing and oxydation.
A wine making process with selection of juices and micro-vinification in small tanks or barrels (from 6 to 50 Hl) to vinify juice from each soil specificaly in order to express its character and the vintage as well. Different wine making, in stainlees steel or oak, lead to highlight the minerality of the sauvignon grape and its complexity."