Yves Martin Sancerre Chavignol 2021
The subsoil here is Kimmeridgian marl and the top soil is very stoney. The vines grow in each of the two famous terroirs of Chavignol: "Caillottés", which is stony and chalky; and "Terres Blanches", which is composed of clay and limestone. The winery is located in the center of Chavignol and is gravity fed.
Natural fermentation happens spontaneously in thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks with ambient yeasts. Aging takes place in stainless steel on the fine lees with bâtonnage. This lends a nice richness to the wines. The result is a mineral-laden, refreshing Sancerre with citrusy lime notes and a lingering finish.