Sancerre: Domaine André Vatan 'Les Perriers' Blanc 2023

Sancerre 'Les Perriers' from André Vatan is a benchmark white Sancerre wine - pure Sauvignon Blanc, with a classic elderflower bouquet and a lean, zesty palate.

It's the Sancerre 'de choix' of many a Michelin-starred restaurant, so if you'd like to experience 'best in class', this is your man.

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Tasting Notes

André and Arielle Vatan are two of our longest-serving and highly-regarded suppliers. Their 'Les Perriers' Sancerre wine is unfailingly reliable with classic elderflower and cut grass scents and a nervy, citrus-edged palate with minerally undertones and wonderful delineation. It shows Loire valley Sauvignon in a very pure light and is widely regarded as being a reference point for the appellation.

While it doesn't demand food it is very versatile - English asparagus is the perfect accompaniment to the newly bottled wine.

About this wine
StyleWhite Wine, Sec, Light-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine RegionLoire, Sancerre
Grape Variety (Cépage)Sauvignon Blanc
Food & Wine MatchingGoat's Cheese, Salads
CellarageBest drunk within 2 years of vintage.
VinificationTakes place in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats after the Sauvignon Blanc grapes have been entirely de-stalked. The wine undergoes a cool fermentation prior to fining, filtering and a spring bottling.
Alcohol By Volume (%)12.5

Domaine André Vatan

One of the grandest appellations of the Loire, Sancerre is a hill town poised on a block of limestone above the River Loire to the south-west of the city of Orléans.

The wines of Sancerre are largely well-recognised by consumers and is thus a regular feature on restaurant wine lists. Sadly, few restaurant goers will be au fait with the names of individual producers of Sancerre which is a pity as, although standards are generally high, offerings do vary considerably. The Vatans, however, have supplied excellent examples of Sancerre wines to Yapp Brothers for well over 50 years.

The family own 10 hectares of vines within the appellation of Sancerre and one hectare outside which is classified as an iGP Val de Loire. Nine-tenths of production is focused on Sauvignon Blanc, the remaining 10% on Pinot Noir, which yields a bright lively red and delicate coral coloured rosé.

André inherited his vines from his father Jean and has cautiously expanded the business and invested in sophisticated new equipment. He is ably assisted by his wife Arielle and has no shortage of heirs with his children Aimée, Adrian and Antoine!


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