Villalin Quincy Grandes Vignes de Villalin



Vintage: 2016
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: France
Region: Loire
Appellation: Quincy
Wine type: White
Varietals: Sauvignon Blanc
Organic: Practicing
Vineyard: Located in the heart of the Villalin lieu-dit. Five generations of family vignerons have worked the domaine’s 7.5 hectares of Sauvignon Blanc.
Orientation: Blend of multiple parcels, varied exposure
Soil: The vines are planted in a blend of sand and gravel, a mixture that captures and retains the sun’s heat easily. Its sandy composition particularly encourages acidity in Sauvignon Blanc, providing an ideal & complementary terroir to this tart variety.
Viticulture: A portion of the vines are still worked with horse-drawn plows. Husband and wife team Maryline and Jean-Jacques Smith still harvest completely by hand
Vinification: Fermented with indigenous yeasts in temperature-controlled tanks, creating the most natural wines possible that express the typicity of the Quincy soils.
Aging: Aged in tank
Production: 1,200 cases
Notes: These are well-made, linear wines that would embarrass most wines from neighboring Sancerre!