Domaine Roger Champault

Located in a southern part of Sancerre in a village called Champtin resides the vineyards of Roger Champault. Historically the father of Roger and generations before him farmed grapes but never bottled their own wine. It wasn’t until Roger took over the vineyard holdings that they begun to bottle under their own label, due to the excellent quality if their vineyards, they still to this day own some of the most sought after vineyards in the Sancerre AOC. The estate has now been taken over by his sons Claude and Vincent who have taken steps to modernise the viticulture and winemaking techniques, installing thermoregulated stainless steel tanks in the cellar.

General information

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    Loire, Sancerre

  • Total holdings

    22ha

  • Winemaker

    Laurent & Claude Champault

  • Established

    c1850

  • Cultivation

    HVE (Exploitation de Haute Valeur Environnementale) (certified 2014)

  • Website

    http://rogerchampault.fr/pages/intro.php

Wines produced

Wine Grapetype(s) Vine age Soil type Vineyard area
Sancerre blanc Le Colombier Sauvignon Blanc On average 30 years Clay & limestone 10ha
Sancerre blanc Clos du Roy Sauvignon Blanc On average 40 years Limestone 2.5ha

Viticulture / Vinification

White wine

  • Élevage in stainless steel
  • Ageing on fine lees until the early Spring following the harvest