Perfect terroir and old vines are the prerequisites for complex deep wines full of character. Domaine de Villeneuve is richly blessed with both. The Grenache, Clairette and Cinsault vines, which are over 80 years old, grow in the immediate vicinity of Château de Beaucastel. Due to their biblical age, they do not produce a lot of income, but compensate for it with even more finesse and elegance.
The Vacheron family winery is one of the absolute top companies in the Sancerre appellation. Thanks to top quality sites and uncompromising biodynamic work in the vineyard and in the cellar, the terroir comes into its own in the wines in an inimitable way. Freshness, minerality and complexity are characteristic of the wreaths of this domain.
The Domaine Luneau-Papin is one of the great innovators in Nantais, where the Muscadet wine-growing regions can be found. With their domaine, which was newly founded in the 1990s, but which had roots as far back as the early 18th century, Pierre Luneau and Monique Papin belonged to that small movement that recognized the potential of the Melon de Bourgogne grape variety as a translator of terroir and did it with organic and later promoted biodynamic cultivation. The wines that are vinified today by their son Pierre-Marie and his wife Marie are examples of how texturally and structurally strong Melon de Bourgogne can be, how well the grape variety ripens and what abundance of expressive possibilities it has.