Domaine Thomas

Domaine Thomas label.

 

Domaine Thomas
Loire Valley, Sancerre
Wine Maker: Jean Thomas
http://www.domainethomas.fr

Domaine Thomas is run by the ninth generation of the family. Jean and his wife Ginette own 13 hectares at Verdigny, mostly planted to Sauvignon blanc. This is Sancerre at its flinty, minerally, racy best. Very clean, fresh and flavoursome wine at a moderate 12.5% alcohol. This is as all Sancerre should be – absolutely no new oak.

Based in Verdigny, they farm their vineyards La lutte raisonnée and resolutely respect their unique terroir. The primary fermentation commences spontaneously and is done in temperature controlled stainless steel at cool temperature then racked once and left on lees until bottling takes place following a light fining and filtration.

Thomas Sancerre is the perfect wine to accompany seafood and risotto dishes, or deliciously refreshing on its own. It’s not the biggest selling Sancerre in Australia for no reason!

Wine

2009 Sancerre ‘Le Pierrier’ – 375 ml –
2010 Sancerre ‘Le Pierrier’ Due for release beginning of May 2012.

“Primal mineral rocky aromas, with tangy currants and loads of gooseberry. Flinty. Attacks with zest and pith and builds tangy gooseberries across the palate as well as nutty smoky characters. Love the mouth-watering pithy characters. 92/100” Tim White, AFR

“Indulge Yourself, Five-Star, $$ well-priced relative to quality” Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Age, Epicure Uncorked

Jean and Ginette Thomas. (pic. Euan McKay)

Sancerre terroir. (pic. Euan McKay)