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The Vatan family has been making wine in Sancerre for ages. Vincent Vatan has been the wine grower of Domaine Chatelain since 2005, and he is the son-in-law of Jean-Claude Chatelain. In 2007, Vincent Vatan acquired some plots of land with flintstones which is where he grows his grapes.
Region: Loire’s Central Region
The different types of soils found around Pouilly–Fumé consist of a mix of silicaceous clay covered with flintstones, clay and limestone and kimmeridgean marls.
The grapes for this wine come from clay siliceous soils with flintstones… imparting the distinctive flintiness this wine is famous for.
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Brilliant yellow-gold color.
Sharp, visceral nose.
This wine is very characteristic of Pouilly-Fumé with a pronounced gunflint profile that is very typical of the Loire Valley soils.