Domaine de Montcy

Cheverny Blanc “Ligère” – 2020

Region: France - Loire

Domaine de Montcy

Domaine de Montcy is an estate in the Loire Valley carefully tended by Vincent Hayer since 2003. With an aim to produce wines at the highest level the Cheverny appellation has to offer, they farm about 30 hectares across four main plots in the communes of Cheverny, Cormeray, Chitenay and more recently Celettes. It is also one of the few producers of the tiny appellation of Cour-Cheverny. In 2020 Vincent purchased the estate outright and constructed a new, eco-built cellar in Cormeray. He leads the future of Domaine de Montcy.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Soils: Chalky-siliceous
  • Vineyards certified Organic from 2012, certified Biodynamic from 2015
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested
  • Fermented in stainless steel tanks using only native, wild yeasts and without enzymes
  • Minimal and controlled use of SO2
  • Aged in stainless steel tanks for 4 months
Winemaker's Notes

Honoring the Loire river with the name “Ligère,” this Cheverny illustrates the iconic region. Pale yellow color. At first, Sauvignon aromas of white fruit. Secondary scents of lilac linger. Direct, straightforward and generous on the palate. The mouthfeel is rounded, greedy and very long. A balanced finish with breadcrust notes. Overall impression of complexity and elegance.

Drink as an aperitif, or pair with goat cheeses and grilled fishes.

Wine Summary

80% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Chardonnay; alcohol: 12.5%; grown in chalky-siliceous soils; fermented in stainless steel tanks using only native, wild yeasts and without enzymes; minimal and controlled use of SO2; aged in tanks 4 months before bottling; certified Organic by ECOCERT and Biodynamic by DEMETER.

Technical Information
  • 80% Sauvignon, 20% Chardonnay
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Certified Organic by ECOCERT
  • Certifitied Biodynamic by DEMETER

General Info

Country France
Region Loire
Appellation(s) Cheverny, Cour-Cheverny
Proprietors Vincent Hayer
Founded 2006
Winemaker Vincent Hayer
Annual Production 4,000 9L cases
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Organic & biodynamic