Domaine Thomas

2017 Domaine Thomas et Fils Sancerre Le Pierrier

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2017 Domaine Thomas et Fils Sancerre Le Pierrier
2017 Domaine Thomas et Fils Sancerre Le Pierrier
2017 Domaine Thomas et Fils Sancerre Le Pierrier
2017 Domaine Thomas et Fils Sancerre Le Pierrier

This is Sancerre at its flinty, minerally, racy best. Very clean, fresh and flavoursome wine at a moderate 12.5% alcohol. This is as all Sancerre should be ‐ absolutely no oak. Thomas Sancerre is the perfect wine to accompany seafood and risotto dishes, or deliciously refreshing on its own.

Tasting Notes

Crisp, steely and fresh with distinct grassy notes that are the character of prime Sancerre. This wine has a little more depth and character in the mid-palate and a delicious acidity that keeps the wine fresh and interesting to the bottom of the bottle!

This refreshing white wine has aromas and flavours of bright citrus fruit, with hints of gooseberry and freshly cut grass. It’s light-bodied, with a mineral note on the finish.

 

Producer

Domaine Thomas & Fils is a real family affair: father, mother, son and daughter-in-law all actively involved. Son Julien is gradually taking over from his father in the vineyards and cellar. The Biodynamically cultivated 16 ha are of mixed soils: limestone, clay and flint. Vinification is in stainless steel using only wild yeasts. Hand-harvested and biodynamically produced.

Philosophy

The Thomas family has been growing grapes and making wine in Sancerre since 1670. Today, Julien represents the 13th generation to run the Domaine, farming 16 hectares (39 acres) of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir based out of the hamlet of Verdigny. The estate represents three unique soil types expressed in each of their bottlings. The wines of Domaine Thomas are not shy, but express great texture and length with assertive full flavors. Julien has recently taken the helm at the estate and has instituted biodynamic principals and is carving out a new, more natural path for the future of the Thomas family.

“Our philosophy, Biodynamic, is to help the vine to reveal its terroir for a more personal expression of our wines. It is also a way of cultivating and respecting the environment. It is putting the vine at the heart of our priorities, creating a link between the vine and the winemaker. Tillage maintains the balance and allows better microbial activity and also a better infiltration of the water. The use of natural elements in the conduct allows the fauna and flora to develop in harmony. Plowing forces the vines to root more deeply and will thus look for “terroir” which is best expressed in grapes and wines. These treatments favor the development of indigenous yeasts, the key to the aromas and typicality of the wine, unlike the use of foreign yeasts that guide the aromas and end up standardizing the wines.”

“The aim of the biodynamic winemaker, through its vine culture, is to produce a high-quality wine and, above all, a real pleasure to drink.”

Specifications

Year 2017
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar
100% Sauvignon Blanc from vines averaging 25 years old. 
Country France
Alcohol content
12.5% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 9.4 units
Type White Wine
Cellaring Potential
Can be enjoyed young but will also mature over the next 3 to 5 years.
Allergen Information Contains sulphites
Food Matches Perfect with grilled and poached fish, light chicken dishes or even French tapas by the side of a river and a fishing rod in your hand.
Origin Central Vineyards, Loire
Appellation Sancerre