Edouard Langlois and his wife Jeanne Chateau founded their winemaking estate in 1885. Later generations carefully expanded the estate, building one of the finest and most representative vineyard holdings in the Loire Valley, a region known around the world for the quality, variety and value of its wines. The Loire Valley is France’s second largest producer of sparkling wine, so it was fitting that, in 1973, the Bollinger family took an ownership interest in Langlois-Chateau. Michel Villedey, a son-in-law to the Bollingers and a native of the Loire Valley, became president of the company. He joined Managing Director Jean Leroux, the grandson of Edouard Langlois and Jeanne Chateau, and together they oversaw an expansion that included development of vineyards in Saumur, Saumur-Champigny and Sancerre. Langlois-Chateau is best known for its rich and elegant Crémant de Loire sparkling wines. Crémant de Loire is a rigorously regulated appellation that specifies hand grape-picking, light pressing and long maturation. Langlois-Chateau is the only Loire winery to control the winemaking process for its Crémant from start to finish. Langlois-Chateau is also renowned for its Sancerre, a superb, elegant Sauvignon Blanc varietal produced with fruit from vineyards surrounding Château de Fontaine-Audon, one of only four chateaux in the Sancerre appellation.
A stunning Sancerre from the spiritual home of Sauvignon Blanc. The shy but attactive bouquet reveals nut, stone-fruit and lightly buttery nuances; all things in balance without dominant or shrill elements.Very expressive nose, although the typical variety, on citrus and exotic fruits. A good balance and freshness on the finish.