Brilliant yellow-gold color.
Sharp, visceral nose.
This wine is very characteristic of Pouilly-Fume with a pronounced gunflint profile that is very typical of the Loire Valley soils.
Vincent Vatan worked for his wife's family. They trace their roots to 1630 winemaking. I guess they have learned a few things. Pretty vintage and perfect for the hot summer weather.
|The Vatan family has been making wine in Sancerre for ages. Vincent Vatan has been the wine grower of Domaine Chatelain since 2005, and he is the son-in-law of Jean-Claude Chatelain. In 2007, Vincent Vatan acquired some plots of land with flintstones which is where he grows his grapes.
Today, the Chatelain winery has 30 hectares (74 acres) of vines in Pouilly-Fume spread across six of the seven communes of the appellation. The grapes that go into Domaine Vincent Vatan come from all the different types of soils found around Pouilly. This gives the Vatan family a great deal of freedom when putting their blends together, and as a result, their wines are balanced and very typical of the appellation.