This delicious and good value Valençay is 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% unoaked Chardonnay, which Sébastien feels adds body and texture to the blend. The fruit is sourced from his own vineyard which sits in the rain shadow of the nearby forest, providing drier, healthier conditions for growing grapes. Valençay achieved official AC status from the 2002 vintage and is the only area to hold this for both its wine and its distinctive pyramid-shaped goat's cheese, which is also the ideal accompaniment for the wine.
Sébastien Vaillant's domaine covers 24 hectares. It lies on clay/flint soils which continue east to Pouilly-Fumé and Sancerre. The flint in particular gives the characteristic mineral quality to all the best wines made in this area. There are also patches of sandy/lime soils here, over very stony and clay subsoils which add richness and depth. Sébastien's vines are approximately 20 years old. The Sauvignon Blanc is planted on clay and flint soils and the Chardonnay on sandy lime soils.
Grape: 80% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Chardonnay
Producer:- Sebastien Vaillant
Style: Dry white wine
Alc: 13% vol
Price is for a 75cl bottle
Min order £70 UK Mainland Delivery 2/3 days Charge £7.95 (Free over £200)