Domaine La Croix Saint-Laurent
Currently in the hands of Joël and Sylvie Cirotte, the domaine is situated near Bue, Cher and dates back to the early 19th. The estate dates back to the early 19th century and is situated near Bue, Cher. For generations the domaine was in operation but is now run by the Cirotte’s, in the very capable hands of Joel and Sylvie who are now teaching their children, Fabien and Marie, the art of wine making. With the total land under vine currently at 10 hectares: 60% Sauvignon Blanc and 40% Pinot Noir, the vines aged between 55-70 years old, they cover the medium-to-high parts of the rolling hills, producing wines with consistent focus and appeal while moving to reduce pesticides, chemical weed killers and fertilizers in favor of tillage, cover planting and natural fertilizers.
Terra Vitis Certified
100% Pinot Noir
These 30 year old vines grow in soil comprised of 50% Flint and 50% Limestone. Half of the grapes are hand-harvested and the other half are done with machines in mid-September and then have a fermentation period of 10 days in temperature controlled tanks.
100% Sauvignon Blanc
The vines are planted in 5 hectares of soils composed of mostly terres blanches (calcareous clay & limestone), and then equal parts les caillottes (limestone & gravel) and terres rouge (volcanic & granite). Hand-harvested with 15 day fermentation and then left to rest on the lees for five months until bottling. Sustainably harvested – Terra Vitas Certified.
100% Pinot Noir
The vines are planted in 1.5 hectares where the soils are rich in fossils called ‘marnes brunes’, averaging 35 years of age; manually harvested and sorted, kept on skins for 1 month and undergo a fermentation lasting fifteen days. The wine spends 80% in oak barrels 500L between 1 and 10 years old, and 10% in stainless tank. . Sustainably harvested – Terra Vitas Certified.