Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Throughout the year, the vines are under constant observation. Over the seasons we lavish on them the most appropriate care with respect for tradition. In this spirit, we fight, in the most biologically way available, against diseases and parasites, and care for the wine according to lunar rhythms and plant grass in the vineyards in order to restore balance and structure to the ground. After being carefully sorted, the grapes are pressed slowly in a pneumatic press to extract the best fruit. The juice is then transferred into stainless steel tanks for fermentation in a progressive and controlled temperature. White is aged on the lees until February while red is left to age for 10 months in oak barrels from the region such as the forest of Tronçais, Bertrange, Nevers and Allier, to acquire all of its structure. Our cellars, which are situated in the village, house the stainless steel tanks in the first cellar as well as our tasting room, ideal for enjoying the new vintage!
Our vaulted cellar under the first cellar houses the oak barrels allowing the making of red wines, while in a second vaulted cellar located beneath our offices are oak and acacia barrels that allow us to age our white wine, Cuvée Pauline.
It all began with Pauline, the great-grandmother of Eric, who in 1860 sold her wine at markets. “Les Celliers de la Pauline” (Pauline’s Cellars) owe their name to her as well as our special vintage which was named “Cuvée Pauline” in her honour. Then his son, Julien, with his wife Louise, took up the torch after Pauline, caring for the vineyard and his wine keeping to the same traditions, with love and respect. Later came his son Leon, who by marrying Ginette, joined two vineyards, and created the Cellars of the Pauline. Ginette’s father, Paul Cantin known as “Robert” was a famous regional storyteller. He knew how to describe the Sancerre and its traditions in the local dialect and singing about the past. It was in the 70s that Sancerre became famous in France and even out with our borders, and “les Celliers de la Pauline” established themselves at this time too, thanks to the work of Léon Louis.
The inheritor of all of this tradition, nowadays it is Eric Louis who creates the family wines with the same love and respect for the vine.