Producer: Domaine Jacky Marteau
Category: Wine - Still - White
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Region: Loire Valley, France
ABOUT THE PRODUCER
Our domaine is, above all, a family estate.
Ludivine and Rodolphe, brother and sister, work both full-time (and even more!) on the Domaine. Rodolphe manages the vineyard and the winemaking, Ludivine manages the marketing, paperwork and orders preparation. We are very complementary. We are helped in these tasks by three full-time employees so we can say that this is really a team work !
The vines are planted on some of the finest sites in Touraine, on the South bank of the river Cher, on siliceous-argil (clay and flint) soil.
(There is not an exact word or translation in English for the word Terroir. Just know that the terroir is actually a “mix” of the soil, the slope and the microclimate of a piece of land. The location from the river, the air circulation, everything matters and is part of the Terroir. )
Over the years, we expanded the surface of production to now reach 29 hectares, including, for the main grape varieties, 20 hectares of Sauvignon Blanc and 4.5 hectares of Gamay. To match the demand and for the past ten years, we had to pull out some of the red vines and replace them with a white vine: the Sauvignon Blanc. The Terroir of the river Cher Valley, is one of the best Terroir for Sauvignon Blanc where it thrives perfectly and we are proud to say that our Touraine Sauvignon Blanc is very much enjoyed in France as well as outside our borders !
On the contrary, what didn’t change is our way to produce and handle the vineyard. We are constantly striving to improve the quality of our grapes through short-cane pruning, strong spring de-budding, de-leafing, low yields and green harvesting methods.