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NV Domaine J de Villebois Cremant de Loire Brut

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Sancerre has only gotten more popular and prices have progressively gone up each year, which make these single terroir and vineyard Sancerres from J. de Villebois incredible steals. The Villebois estate is a family run affair, and they are quintessential Loire Valley, having significant holdings throughout the region. The family makes a large selection of both reds and whites from many of the Loire's best plots, and the three wines we have on offer today are some of the best examples of single terroir and single vineyard Sancerres that you will find stateside. "Les Bouffants" is named after a windmill on the property and resides on a unique 100% limestone soil known as Caillottes. The pebbly Caillottes soils provide extra warmth to the grapes and, therefore, the wine's expression here is on the riper, richer style. The "Terres Blanches" is a study in the impact of bottling a single terroir, as opposed to a vineyard. The soils here are Kimmeridgian, and the topsoil is a reflective white known as terres blanches. The Villebois family believe that these unique soils impart a particular complexity and minerality to the wine. The "Monts Damnés" is their top bottling from the historic Côte de Monts Damnés, which is a steep south and southwest facing hillside in Chavignol that many consider to be a "grand cru" of Sancerre. The vineyard was so named because it is so famously hard to farm, as the slope it lies on is nearly vertical. Wines from this legendary single vineyard are round, deeply complex, and have amazing longevity. 

How do I pick up my wine?

Orders are generally ready within 1-3 business days, but you can always email or call us for a status update. 

Need your wine fast? Just call us! We can expedite the order and may have it ready in less than an hour.

After checking out, you will receive a pickup confirmation email when the order has been pulled and packed. You can pickup your wine at our shop at 2301 Portsmouth Street in Upper Kirby, Houston. For more information, or if you need your wine more quickly, reach out to us at info@aocselections.com and we will do everything we can to accomodate.