Jean-Francois Merieau Touraine L&

Jean-Francois Merieau Touraine L'Arpent des Vaudons Sauvignon Blanc 2022
(Loire Valley, France) [DM 91]


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About This Wine:
An arpent is an antiquated land measurement that predated the French Revolution, and Jean–François uses this term to refer to several small parcels of 60-year-old Sauvignon Blanc that are the foundation for this cuvée. It is harvested by hand, fermented by indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tanks, and aged in tank for seven months with some lees stirring.

APPELLATION: Touraine

VARIETY: Sauvignon Blanc

AGE OF VINES:10-60

FARMING: Sustainable

SOIL: Clay limestone

ALTITUDE: 120 meters

FERMENTATION: Hand harvested, pneumatic pressing, natural yeast 

AGING: 7 months in tank

Ratings & Reviews:

91 Points - Decanter Magazine (2021):
"The richly fruited 2021 L’Arpent des Vaudons has ripe plum notes with a vibrant texture and saline notes in the finish. Impressive for the vintage. The Jean-François Mérieau domaine now has more than 35ha on the left side of the Cher Valley. The winery is based in Montrichard at the famous Cave de la Boule Blanche, which used to belong to négociant and grower Paul Buisse. Jean-François Mérieau took over the family domaine in 2000 after working for a number of well-known vignerons like Patrick Ducournau in Madiran and fellow Loire producer Alphonse Mellot. He and his wife Emilie now run it together. The domaine is now in conversion to organic viticulture. This Sauvignon comes from a 9ha parcel that faces south/southeast with vines aged 10-60 years old. It is vinified in stainless steel." - Jim Budd (Mar 2022)