The village of Quincy is located about 50 miles west of Sancerre on the left bank of the Cher river. This lesser-known Loire Valley appellation (only 618 acres, or 250 hectares) is an excellent source of racy, crisp, fresh, and minerally Sauvignon Blanc. The vines grow on sandy gravel terraces that lie on limestone of the upper Eocene. There are three types of soil: sand and gravel; sand; and silty sand. This terrain enables the Sauvignon Blanc grapes to fully ripen very early.
The Mardon family has been producing wine in the area since the early 19th century and it is nearly indisputable that they produce the best, most serious, most complex Quincy available. It is a small, family owned estate with the cellar literally below the house and a total annual domaine production of under 10,000 cases. Their “Tres Vieilles Vignes” cuvée, is made from vines that exceed 50 years of age and up to 80 years old, and it rivals many a top Sancerre for sheer fruit density and depth.
Domaine Mardon is not certified organic but does not use and herbicides and plants grass between its rows of vines.
- 100% Sauvignon Blanc
- 50-80 year old vines
- Soil composed of gravel and sandy river debris
- A particularly juicy and mineral laced Sauvignon Blanc
- Fermented and aged in tank