Domaine de Montcy

Cheverny Rouge – 2017

Region: France - Loire

Domaine de Montcy

Domaine de Montcy is an estate in the Loire Valley carefully tended by the three brothers of Chevrier family, Valérie, Thierry and Vincent. 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. Vincent Bonnal brings his vineyard and cellar expertise to the domaine along with his acumen with natural wines. In 2020 the family constructed a new, eco-built cellar in Cormeray, heralding the future of Domaine de Montcy.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Size of vineyard: 5 hectares
  • Soil composition: Clay on a calcareous base
  • Training method: Cordon for the Pinot Noir, baguette for the Gamay
  • Vines/Ha: 6,000
  • Yield/Ha: 17
  • Year vineyard planted: 2000, 1990
Harvest Notes
  • Harvest time: October
  • First vintage of this wine: 2007
  • Number of bottles produced: 18,000
  • Fermentation container: Stainless Steel
  • Length of alcoholic fermentation: 7 days
  • Fermentation temperature: <20°C
  • Aging container: Stainless Steel
Winemaker's Notes
  • Very fruity and aromatical at the nose, it is a perfect wine to share with friends “buddy wine”
  • Color: Ruby red
  • Nose: A first intense nose of cherry and red fruits, after which appear some spicy notes
  • Mouthfeel: Soft and velvety tannins
  • Final: A long mouthfeel with present tannins
  • Global Impression: A wine with silky tannins which expresses all the elegance of the Cheverny soil
  • Best With: A marvelous accompaniment to grilled duck or stewed meats
Wine Summary
  • 60 % Pinot Noir, 35 % Gamay, 5% Malbec for this blend of Cheverny rouge
  • Sole use of indigenus yeast
  • Wine made in stainless steel, with 4 months minimum age on fines lees
Technical Information
  • Blend: 60% Pinot Noir, 35% Gamay and 5% Malbec
  • Alcohol: 12.5%

General Info

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