The estate “domaine de Champarlan” was created in 2003 during my installation and expanded on Sancerre with my wedding (Domaine Regis Jouan).

I was joined by my brother for the 2011 vintage and since we develop our different wines. The philosophy of the domain is to always do the best we can with what the nature bring to us. We give special importance to never disappoint our customers by our products, and our listening for any special requests.

Mode of driving of the vineyard, wine-making and ageing :

The vineyard driving method is called “reasoned viticulture” (without accreditation) with the few interventions as possible. We take great care to avoid as much as possible insecticides and anti rot on the vines. 60% of our vineyard is grassed, to compete our vines, to explore the best of our land and at the same time to prevent the erosion of our hillsides because nothing is more important than preserving the richness of our precious land.
All of our fields for the red wines are disbudded, splited and stripped by hand, sunny side. For white wines, it depends on the output of the clusters in the spring and the climate of the vintage. For the harvest they are mechanical and the grapes are transported in in double bottom dump to avoid any maceration of drip juice with the harvest. The grapes are then transported by conveyor belt to the press (no pump). The pneumatic pressing is done at low pressure to avoid any triturations of grapes and the juice is put into vats for fermentation, in stainless steel tanks with control of the temperatures to extract the best aromas among 15 and 17 ° C.

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Domaine de Champarlan

Sancerre

White  

 

Varietal: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Alcohol: 12,5 %

Soil: Clay and limestone. Sedimentary limestone soils dating back of the upperJurassic periods (Kimmeridgian)

Location: South

Planting Density: 7200 p/Ha

Age of the wineyeards: 7 years old

Driving of vineyeard: Traditional to reasoning protestion and work of the soil

Average yield: 60 Hl/Ha

Vinification: Performed traditionally and white great care. Fermentation took place in temperature controlled stainless steel thanks

Bottling: A kieselgure filter was used for the final filtration in order to preserve the authenticityof the wine.

Tasting Notes: Pale hue with brilliant greenish tints. Racy nose blending ripe citrus fruits, white flowers and a refined mineral touch. Seductive, silky and polished palate whit fairly crunchy stuffing and well-integrated freshness.

Domaine de Champarlan

Menetou Salon

Red  

Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir

Alcohol: 12,5 %

Soil: Calcareous sediments dating from Jurassic (Kimmeridgian and Portlandian)

Location: South- South West

Planting Density: 7200 p/Ha

Age of the wineyeards: 7 to 10 years

Driving of vineyeard: Traditional in rational driving, 70% of the vines are grassed and the soil worked, disbudding to limit yield.

Vinification:  Cold maceration for 3 to 5 days then vinification in thermoregulated stainless steel vats with a punching and reassembly per day for extract the finesse of Pinot Noir aromas without too much tannins for light wines.

Bottling: Filtration with Kieselguhr filter to reveal everything its brilliance and its palette of colors, wine is bottled in the property.

Tasting Notes: Red fruit with a ruby color, soft and fruity mouth, a wine for pleasure and conviviality

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