Loire Valley

Domaine Emile Balland

Country

France

Region

Loire Valley

Sub-Region

Central Vineyards

Appelation

IGP Val de Loire
AOC Côteaux du Giennois

Vineyard Size

5 Hectares

Vineyard Age

+/- 20 years

Volume

30000 bottles

Grape Variety

Sauvignon Blanc

Production

Sustainable Farming

Climate

Moderate maritime climate

Wine Maker

Emile Balland

"Emile Balland produces modern, fruity and clea-cut wines, full of freshness."

Soil Specificity

The large variety of soils in the Loire Valley is characterised by diverse natural environments. This region can be sub-divided in four climates, from western coastal regions to inlands - Pays Nantais / Anjou-Saumur / Touraine / Central Vineyards. The Eastern end of the Loire is geographically a vast chalk bed made of fossilized sea shells giving Central Vineyards' soils their characteristics: a continuation of the Kimmeridgian clay that extends towards Chablis, with some limestone or flint.

A Passionate Lineage

Domaine Emile Balland is located in the heart of the Val de Loire, home of Sauvignon Blanc. The young and talented Emile Balland hails from a long line of Sancerre winemakers. Following inheritance problems, he began to acquire his own parcels in 1999 in the Côteaux du Giennois and Sancerre while finishing his studies in Agricultural Engineering and Oenology. In both, the vineyard and the cellar, all the process are set up to produce great quality wines expressing the beauty of the terroirs.
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