Sancerre is the most elegant expression of Sauvignon Blanc, and its recent surge in prices reflect its growing popularity. That's why we're thrilled to offer you not just a Sancerre, but one from Chavignol.
Yves Martin Sancerre has all the classic aspects of great Chavignol: a creamy, rich texture, wonderfully pure citrus fruit, stony minerality and uncommon depth.
Those of you who found Sancerre from the 2003 vintage to be too soft and overripe will be relieved � other vintages offer profound complexity and a "stalactite" personality; simply put, this wine�s got some serious, mouthwatering acidity that pairs beautifully with a range of foods.
While it�s incredibly tempting to drink the wine right away, we strongly encourage you to squirrel away a few bottles. In 5 to 8 years, this Sancerre will go through a remarkable transformation.
Where In The World?
There's Sancerre - but then there's Chavignol.
Sancerre is the world-famous appellation in the Loire Valley of France that is home to racy, minerally Sauvignon Blancs. Chavignol, a small village within Sancerre, produces the finest wine of the whole appellation with the greatest expression of terroir.
Chavignol soil is composed of Kimmeridgian Marl - the same as in Chablis Grand Cru Vineyards and certain parts of Champagne. This soil is what drives the mineral quality of the wine; but, more importantly, it drives the wine's ability to age.
Chavignols are typically expensive, ranging between $35-$60 a bottle, so we were delighted to find a gem like Yves Martin Sancerre at such a low price.