“Les Créots” is crafted by one of the truly excellent small domaines in Sancerre, Domaine Thomas, located in the tiny hamlet of Verdigny. The Thomas family has been growing grapes and producing wine here since 1670. Today Julien Thomas, representing the 13th generation is at the helm after succeeding his father Jean. Continuing family traditions and ably supported by his partner, Justine, just as Ginette, his mother, supported his father. Building on centuries-old knowledge Julien is adding his personal touch and is committed to producing outstanding Sancerre wines using natural techniques. The Domaine receives official biodynamic certification with the 2019 vintage.
There are 16 hectares of vineyards averaging 25 years of age and are planted at 7,000 vines per hectare. “Les Créots” references the vineyard soil which contains lots of small limestone stones. Pruning is Guyot Poussard single to reduce the number of clusters and yield averages 40 HL/H. Vinification is made in stainless steel and with natural yeast only.
Elevage: The wine is kept on its lees with batonnage (less stiring) for 6-8 months.
Tasting Notes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc. Pale gold in color, the wine opens with bright aromatic notes of exotic fruit and citrus, with subtle hints of minerality and orange blossom. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied and balanced with a bright crisp finish.