The Pellés farm 40 hectares of vineyards, planted to Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, without herbicides or pesticides. They plow regularly to aerate the soils and drive the roots deeper, and they nourish the vines with natural composts. De-budding limits yields, which lends richness and complexity to the wines. Once harvested, the grapes are sorted and pressed slowly and gently. The must is fermented on native yeasts in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks. The whites and reds are often aged on the lees and the cuvees are divided between tanks and barrels respectively to age for up to 12 months.
This wine is produced from 4 hectares of vines planted 7500 vines per hectare in 1987 in the village of Montigny. All estate-grown fruit.
This is classic style Sancerre with a bit more weight due to the partial aging in neutral oak. Grassy and tropical notes with some stone fruit come together in the nose and lead into a wine with taught acidity, good mineral and acid texture and a tense finish.