Edmond Vatan Winery is located in the small town of Chavignol in Cher County.
The winery produces "le Clos de la Néore", probably the most sought after wine of the Sancerre appellation.
Only about 4,000 bottles are produced per year, in a good year, which are relativized depending on the climatic conditions to which the vineyard is deeply attached. In other words, having the opportunity to taste these wines is a matter of privilege.
There is very little information about the Domaine Edmond Vatan, we are fortunate to have a very good relationship with Anne Vatan, Edmond's daughter and since 2007 in charge of the winery. Anne's husband is Nady Foucault, from Clos Rougeard, another old acquaintance of ours.
The vines are planted in kimmeridge, a stratigraphic subsoil dating from the late Jurassic. This clay-limestone soil rich in seashell fossils provides a mineral salinity in the finish. A uniqueness that has been well used by the Vatan family over the years.
One hectare, nothing more and nothing less, a south-facing plot located in Monts Damnés, an outstanding terroir for the incomparable richness of its soil.
The conditions are optimal and allow the Sauvignon to develop in an exceptional way. In fact, it is an understatement to say that the Vatan family, possess a great knowledge acquired over the years, Edmond first, who paved the way for a virtuosity that never left the family business, to later pass the witness to Anne, an archaeologist by profession until 2007, when he left everything to continue the family legacy.
The result of the last years of the hand of Anne, are elegant and precise wines, reflecting the great work of Anne in the winery and in the vineyard, however Anne admits that "she still has a lot to learn, especially when it comes to the vine."
Now you can buy on the web the emblematic cuvée «Clos de la Néore» vintage 2016. 100% sauvignon white wine that offers herbaceous, floral and fruity notes. It also develops aromas of ripe pear and fennel, with great freshness.
As a curiosity, to comment that we will soon have the 2018 vintage for sale, which will be bottled exclusively in Magnum format.