Winemaker Jean-Marc Pastou for some 30 years has followed a singular calling to make the most honest and terroir-true Sancerre his few acres will give. His vineyards sit at the highest point in the village, and his older vines (that he planted himself) grow on perfect terroir: the classic chalky stones and flinty soils which give Sancerre its characteristic zip.
The importer (North Berkeley) chooses from the family’s few tanks the most expressive older-vine Sancerre to bottle unfined and unfiltered as ‘La Côte de Sury,’ a special wine that captures the essence of what great Sancerre should be—enlivening and satisfying, and a great value.
The theme that runs through all the domaine’s wines is freshness: here, you can’t be but floored by the energy of Sauvignon Blanc from these remarkable terroirs. Pastou wines each vintage are a must: light in alcohol, pure in flavor and a great pair with just about anything you put on the table.