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Sancerre from Domaine Thomas-Labaille.
Jean-Paul Labaille. Photo by Patrick Cappiello.


Years ago, we visited an old vigneron in Chavignol who had made fabulous Sancerre before his retirement: old-vines vineyards in Monts Damnés (Sancerre’s greatest vineyard site), élevage in old foudres and unfiltered bottlings. We asked him who continued to work in that style and he said “Cotat and my friend Claude.”


This visit to Domaine Thomas-Labaille took place in January, 2015.

Words by Jules Dressner, photos by Noah Oldham, David Sink, Patrick Capiello, Hadley Foss and Josefa Concannon.


A.O.C Sancerre "L'Authentique":
Soil: Rocky limestone
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Age of vines: 20 years old.


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