Francois le Saint, Loire Valley, Sancerre
The vineyards cover nearly 56 hectares of vines which are for 80% planted with the ancient and noble Sauvignon varietal. The remainder is planted with the delicate and elegant Pinot Noir grape. The domaine uses traditional and artisanal methods in the vineyard and thrives to respect the environment at all cost. Three-quarters of the work is carried out by hand to respect the fragile vines. The domaine’s priority is to respect the terroir and a biodynamic approach has therefore been in place in both the vineyards and the winery since 2000 when Benoit and Pierre joined the family business. The result is a truly great Sancerre where you have the feeling that you are in Sancerre when drinking this.