Domaine de Montcy

Cour-Cheverny Luce – 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 – siliceous
  • Size of Vineyard: 3 Ha
  • Vine Training System: Baguette
  • Vines/Ha: 6000
  • Year Planted: 1940
Harvest Notes
  • Harvested in October
  • Fermented in stainless steel tanks
  • Only wild, native yeasts
  • Minimum and controlled use of SO2
  • Aged 10 months in tank
Winemaker's Notes

Golden yellow color. Deep and complex aromas. In the first nose acacia fragrances dominate, then notes of rhubarb appear. A straightforward attack, with fresh and powerful mouthfeel with aromatic notes of hazelnut. Balanced with a long finish. A dry, balanced “grand vin” expressing all the wealth and tradition of Romorantin.

Wine Summary

100% Romorantin; 11.5% alcohol; soils clay – siliceous; vines planted in 1940; fermented in stainless steel tanks; wild, native yeasts only; minimal use of SO2; aged 10 months in tank; DEMETER organic certification.

Technical Information
  • 100% Romorantin grapes, an indigenous grape variety that grows only in this part of France, only 60 Ha planted in the world
  • Alcohol: 11.5%
  • DEMETER Certified

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