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Date Printed: 7/29/2014
Domaine Vacheron Sancerre 2002
Domaine Vacheron Sancerre 2002
(search item no. 36860)
International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 7/29/2014: $24.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points

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About Domaine Vacheron:

The Vacheron vineyards are all close to the village of Sancerre itself and have been in the family for 9 generations. Today, this domaine is run by two cousins, the Messieurs Vacheron. Both have sons studying viticulture to carry on the family tradition. The vineyards cover 34 hectares with two principal soil types; "silex" and "caillotte" or chalk.

Organic viticulture has been a goal of the family for a number of years; as of 2003, the entire estate was certified organic. The following year the winery was converted completely to biodynamic agriculture--to be sure, you won't find more terroir-driven Sancerre anywhere else in the appellation. Jean-Dominique and Jean-Laurent Vacheron are ably leading the domaine to ever-loftier winemaking heights. The wines speak for themselves—always consistent, the quality of Vacheron Sancerre continues to astound.