October 2017—Our 45th Anniversary!
In 1936, Quincy became the first Loire wine to earn AOC status, second in all of France only to Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Thanks to the sandy soils and warm microclimate, the Sauvignon Blanc here is able to ripen more fully than in better-known villages such as Sancerre to the north. At Domaine Trotereau, Pierre Ragon is blessed with vines over 100 years old that are still producing exceptional fruit. Lush, aromatic, and zingy, Pierre’s old-vine Quincy has a mouth-coating texture and charming notes of tangerine that are certain to earn this great appellation the following it deserves. –Anthony Lynch
|Vineyard:||Planted from 1905 to 1943, 2.07 ha|
|Soil:||Sandy, Silex, Pink Limestone|
|Aging:||Wine raised in stainless steel and enamel tanks|
As recently as 50 years ago, the wines of Quincy were more recognized in France for their quality than Sancerre or Pouilly-Fumé, and commanded a higher price. Today the appellation has largely faded from recognition, with cave cooperatives buying up land at pennies on the dollar. Most make bracing, nervy Sauvignons in a typical style that can be produced anywhere. There are precious few willing to take risks to craft the type of wine that made Quincy famous. Pierre Ragon of Domaine Trotereau has been making wines only their terroir can produce since he took the reins in 1973. He is blessed with vines over 100 years old that are still producing exceptional fruit. With pride and excitement, we bring you the real deal from Quincy.
You don’t have to be rich to cellar a great wine.