Eric Louis’ labels bear the name of his great-great-grandmother Pauline, who established the family’s reputation for quality wines all the way back in the 1860’s. The domaine is located in the village of Thauvenay, one of Sancerre’s 14 communes in the southeast section of the appellation. Most of the domaine’s vineyards are just a caillote’s throw from the Loire River.
Eric tends his vines organically, limits yields, and schedules pruning, ploughing and picking according to lunar cycles (Maria Thun calendar). White, red and rosé Sancerres are vinified in the domaine’s two cellars in the heart of the village. In addition to his classic stainless steel fermented Sancerre. (6000cs)
Terres blanches-Soft, porous Kimmeridgian limestone and Clay-style bigger, richer
Les Caillottes(snall stones,pebbles)-style fruity and lighter
Silex((flint)-capable of extended aging