October 2017—Our 45th Anniversary!
Brothers Éric and Jean-Philippe Neveu are the vignerons behind a recently acquired Sancerre domaine we are excited to present to our customers here in the U.S. The Neveu family has deep roots in the Loire Valley; in fact, records trace their lineage back to the 12th century, in the very same village the current generation calls home.The Neveus began estate-bottling in the 1970s, focusing their production on the historically acclaimed Clos des Bouffants: with its southern exposure, this steep, rocky vineyard had long been recognized for giving impeccably ripe Sauvignon Blanc of great finesse. The Sancerre it yields has a wonderful limestone-derived edge that is kept in check by its concentration and rich, satisfying fruit. The lip-smacking lemon and lime, delightful floral notes, and zippy, chalky finish are the perfect introduction to the domaine. –Anthony Lynch
|Producer:||Domaine Roger Neveu|
|Winemaker:||Éric & Jean-Philippe Neveu|
|Vineyard:||20 years average, 18 ha|
|Aging:||Wine aged for 3 months before first racking, aged for 8 to 12 months in total|
The Neveu family’s roots in the Loire Valley are nothing short of impressive. Local archives show Jean Neveu lived in the village of Verdigny (where the family still resides) as early as the 12th century, and they already ran an agricultural estate in 1641. Grapevines made up part of the property in the 19th century, but were destroyed by phylloxera. It wasn’t until after WWII that winegrowing regained its place at the domaine. It was Roger Neveu, father to current owners, brothers Éric and Jean-Philippe, who during the 1970s brought the domaine into its contemporary incarnation. The family tradition has already added another generation as both Éric and Jean-Philippe’s sons have started helping out in the vineyards and cellar.
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