(Coteaux du Giennois) This tiny appellation, which hugs both sides of the Loire as it arcs north and west after Pouilly-Fumé, musters a total of 150 hectares, mostly dedicated to black grapes. Twenty of them belong to this this young domaine, founded by the brothers Fernand and Jean-François Thibault, in 1991. Joined in 2000 by one of their sons, Marc, a trained oenologist, they have quietly advanced to the fore and now are regarded as ambassadors for this little-known district.
(Sauvignon Blanc) We represent a serious number of different Loire Sauvignons, which is justified by the fact that each offers a subtly different expression of this popular and ever-rewarding variety. The defining influence here is the flint component of the vineyards, which lends to this light but penetrating wine an uncompromisingly dry but nonetheless salivating quality. Tucked underneath the puckerish surface is an ingratiating fruit sweetness.