Domaine de Montcy

Cheverny Rouge – 2018

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: Clay on limestone
  • Size of Vineyard: 5 Ha
  • Vineyard Planted: 1990, 2000
  • Vine Training Systems: Cordon for Pinot Noir, Baguette for Gamay
  • Vines per Ha: 6000
Harvest Notes
  • Harvested in October
  • Fermented in stainless steel tanks
  • Only native, wild yeasts
  • Minimum, controlled use of SO2
  • Aged for a minimum of 4 months on fine lees
Winemaker's Notes

Pale, ruby color. A first intense nose of cherry and red fruits, after which appear some spicy notes. Soft and velvety tannins with good length. A wine with silky tannins which expresses all the elegance of the Cheverny soil.

Wine Summary

60% Pinot Noir, 35% Gamay, 5% Malbec; 12.5% alcohol; clay on limestone soils; fermented in stainless steel tanks; wild, native yeasts only, minimal SO2; aged at least 4 months on fine lees; DEMETER organic certification.

Technical Information
  • 60% Pinot Noir, 35% Gamay, 5% Malbec
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • DEMETER Certification

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