Jean-Claude Raffaitin-Planchon and his son Antoine farm 25 acres in the small hamlet of Amigny For years they mainly sold their grapes to more famous nearby wineries, but in 2016 Antoine, who showed a clear talent for winemaking, decided to cuvees from some of his best parcels of vineyard, and his efforts met immediate acceptance. His is a fruit-forward style of Sancerre with delightful melon, apple, and citrus aromas and flavors; there is a touch of minerality on the finish and good lively acidity to keep the wine perfectly balanced.
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In a small hamlet named Amigny, Jean-Claude and his son Antoine farm 25 acres. Their land is partly made of "terres blanches" vineyards located closer to the village of Bué and partly of "Caillotes" parcels closer to Verdigny.
The terroir of the fifteen villages that make up the area of Sancerre is particularly unique in that the soil varies, so the wine flavors are slightly different.
For instance there is:
Flint, which allows wines to taste like chewing on rocks.
Gravel, which makes more lemony, apple-like wine.
Chalk, which makes heavier floral, grapefruit-like wine.
Limestone and clay, which makes very high quality, rich, full more herbal wines (like fresh thyme or tarragon) that still taste a little like drinking from a waterfall.
For years the winery did not bottle much wines but mainly sold their grapes to more famous surrounding wineries.
Antoine who shows a clear talent for winemaking decided in 2016 to bottle cuvees from his best parcels of Amigny's "Caillotes" which produces very floral wines with
cuvées from the "terres blanches" vineyards that bring structure and fuller body.
The result is a very complete, floral and full-bodied wine with a zest of mineral component.