VARIETAL: Sauvignon Blanc VINEYARD: Located in the Cher Valley; a tributary of the Loire - the estate covers 30 hectares in vine. Vineyards are situated on the right-bank hillsides of the Theseus river, with a south-west to south-east exposure. SOIL: Characterized by clay-limestone and clay-siliceous soils, with pockets of flint over a base of limestone. FARMING: Sustainable agriculture. Traditional methods such as controlled natural grass cover, ration use of vine treatments, debudding and green harvesting to control yields. Grapes are harvested at 3am to slow oxidization. VINIFICATION: Grapes are gently pressed into gravity fed, temperature controlled tanks - where the juice settles between 24 - 72 hours before fermentation. Fermentation occurs by indigenous yeasts, and occurs on the lees. TASTING NOTES: Aromatic flavors of gooseberry and lime intermingle with touches of wet stone minerality.