The Prieur family enjoys a rich heritage with 10 generations of winemaking in Sancerre, Loire Valley. Brothers Bruno and Thierry Prieur manage 42 acres of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, principally in Verdigny the village just northwest of the town of Sancerre and the Loire River. Their focus has been on the land with 30 different selected parcels.
The Sancerre blanc is blend of Sauvignon Blanc from three areas considered the Grand Terroirs of Sancerre: Les Monts Damnés, les Cous de Brault, le Chêne Marchand.
Of note, a large portion of the family’s vines are found in the reputed “Monts Damnés” parcel. This land was so sought after for its vines in the region by the medieval Lords that attaining a parcel in Monts Damnés appellation was the most prized item in exchange for battle won.
Sancerre Rouge & Rose
At one time all of Sancerre was Pinot Noir, but the phylloxera disease wiped out the vines in the 18th century. Pinot noir was replanted and continues makes distinguished red wines from the Loire Valley terroir.
The Domaine St. Pierre Sancerre rouge is noted for its flinty quality coming front the ancient shellfish bed soil; which distinguishes the Pinot Noir grape of Sancerre. 75 % stainless steel and 25% oak barrel ageing, makes a wine with silky tannins, and structure for those who like nice fruit, and good body, but softer Pinot Noir.