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Francois Cazin, France

Francois Cazin 'Le Petit Chambord' Sauvignon Blanc/Chardonnay Blend, Cheverny, Loire

Francois Cazin 'Le Petit Chambord' Sauvignon Blanc/Chardonnay Blend, Cheverny, Loire

"Elegance in Every Sip: 2020 François Cazin 'Le Petit Chambord' Sauvignon Blanc Blend"

History and Pedigree

Nestled at the gateway to the Sologne region, bordered by the majestic Cheverny Forest, François Cazin's vineyard is a testament to the enduring legacy of family-run wineries in the Loire Valley. For four generations, the Cazin family has meticulously nurtured their vines, producing exceptional AOC wines that reflect Cheverny's rich heritage and unique terroir. The vineyard's dedication to tradition and quality has been passed down from father to son, ensuring that every bottle from François Cazin celebrates their family's passion for winemaking.

Production Highlights

The 2020 'Le Petit Chambord' Sauvignon Blanc Blend, a masterful composition of primarily Sauvignon and a touch of Chardonnay, showcases the vineyard's commitment to sustainable and traditional winemaking. Harvested by hand in the early days of September, the grapes are gently pressed whole and fermented with local yeasts at 18°C. This meticulous process, coupled with maturation on fine lees without filtration, encapsulates the essence of Cheverny's terroir, offering a wine of unmatched freshness and complexity.

Product Details

  • Region: Cheverny, Loire Valley, France
  • Blend: Sauvignon Blanc (dominant) with 20% Chardonnay
  • Soil: Siliceous clay and calcareous clay
  • ABV: Information not provided
  • Cellaring Time: 3 to 5 years

Sensory Perception

The 2020 François Cazin 'Le Petit Chambord' is a testament to the elegance of Loire Valley whites. This Sauvignon Blanc blend reveals a vibrant tapestry of flavors, led by a pronounced nose of pear and citrus fruit. On the palate, it delights with its dry, fresh, and fruity character, underpinned by a very supple mouthfeel and a distinct minerality that is engaging and refreshing. This wine embodies the finesse of Sauvignon Blanc while embracing the depth provided by Chardonnay, culminating in a harmonious and memorable experience.

Pairings and Occasions

With its crisp acidity and fruit-forward profile, 'Le Petit Chambord' is a versatile companion to many dishes. It shines alongside starters, seafood, and asparagus, enhancing the flavors of each with its fresh and fruity palate. Whether a casual gathering or a formal dinner, this wine can elevate any culinary experience, offering a glimpse into the heart of Cheverny's winemaking tradition.

A Commitment to Excellence

François Cazin's vineyard is a beacon of traditional winemaking and a pioneer in sustainable viticulture. With its "High Environmental Value" certification, the vineyard exemplifies a commitment to preserving the land through thoughtful cultivation, disease management, and yield control. The result is a collection of wines that reflect the rich diversity of the Loire Valley's terroir and the Cazin family's dedication to excellence and sustainability.

In every bottle of the 2020 'Le Petit Chambord', François Cazin offers a taste of Cheverny's legacy—a blend of tradition, innovation, and the enduring spirit of a family's love for their land and craft.


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