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LAUVERJAT

Vin de Pays de Loire Sauvignon

Vin de Pays de Loire Sauvignon

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Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc

Region: Sury en Vaux

Country: France

Volume: 750ml

In the picturesque hills just beyond the renowned Sancerre appellation, a thirty-year-old vineyard parcel basks in the dappled sunlight, its vines whispering tales of tradition and terroir. Planted with unwavering dedication by Christian Lauverjat's father, this special plot is the birthplace of Lauverjat Sauvignon Blanc, a distinguished Vin de Pays that uncorks the essence of its unique surroundings.

The vineyard's limestone and clay soil, sprinkled with white stones, are the roots of this wine's character. Here, the Sauvignon Blanc grapes find their voice, singing with vibrant acidity and expressive aromatics that resonate with the land's mineral-rich soul. Each grape, nurtured by the earth and kissed by the sun, carries the vineyard's legacy, making every bottle a sip of history and terroir.

In the heart of the cellar, tradition meets innovation in a graceful dance. The Sauvignon Blanc grapes are lovingly fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks, preserving the wine's purity and freshness. A gentle three-month rest on the lees adds layers of depth and texture, weaving a tapestry of complexity that invites exploration.

As you uncork a bottle of Lauverjat Sauvignon Blanc, the story unfolds with a bright and aromatic introduction—notes of citrus, green apple, and fresh herbs that dance on the nose. On the palate, flavors of grapefruit, passionfruit, and subtle mineral undertones intertwine, leading to a crisp and refreshing finish. 

Pair this captivating Sauvignon Blanc with fresh oysters, goat cheese salads, grilled fish, or light pasta dishes with seafood. Its crisp acidity and vibrant flavors harmonize beautifully with a variety of dishes, creating a symphony of flavors that lingers long after the last sip.

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About Winemaker

LAUVERJAT

he Lauverjat family has been farming in Sancerre for generations in the tiny village of Sury-en-Vaux. For many years, the family had a mill on a tiny river called La Belaine that is next to the winery and they used to mill their own wheat; the winery is still known by some as the "Moulin des Vrillères".They have 110 hectares of grains, including wheat, hops, and rapeseed and 13 hectare of vines in Sury-en-Vaux and Sainte-Gemme-en-Sancerrois, two small villages within the Sancerre appellation. In 2019, Karine's son, Kevin joined Karine's husband, Christian at the winery after finishing his studies in Beaune. Their daughter, Suzie, helps Karine run their wine and gift shop in the center of Sancerre.

Sury-en-Vaux and Sainte-Gemme sit next to each other, which is a big risk in terms of weather because the vines are in a small area and for that reason, they purchase fruit in tough years. They purchase from cousins or other family friends and the intention is to give them an insurance of survival in case their vineyards are damaged, rather than to make more wine. They farm following sustainable viticulture. They favor working the soil and have used a pulverized seaweed to combat disease since 2008, allowing them to reduce chemical treatments for mildew by 30%. They never use herbicides or pesticides and they grow grass in the rows to prevent erosion.

They make Sancerre in all three colors, white, rose and red. They have a special old-vine parcel of Sauvignon Blanc that is bottled on it's own and it's called "Perle Blanche". They also have a small parcel just outside of the Sancerre appellation that is an IGP Sauvignon. They have an excellent Menetou-Salon and Pouilly-Fume in their line up as well. In the cellar the whites are made in thermo-regulated tanks and the reds are made in large wooden conical tanks. Several years ago, they invested in a new clay filtration system that allows them to very gently filter the wines without stripping them of their character. The wines from Lauverjat undoubtedly represent some of the best values to be had from the appellation. 

So..What's natural wine again?

  • No synthetic molecules in the vines
  • Plowing or other solutions to avoid chemical herbicides
  • Use of indigenous yeast
  • Handpicked grapes
  • Low to no filtering
  • Low to no sulfites
  • Winemaking that respects the grapes: no pumping or rough handling
    of the grapes
  • no micro-oxygenation

Not all of our wines are natural; some are simply organic or sustainable.
However, they're all delicious and good for you!