Jean-Luc Mardon is the 5th generation of his family to run this 45 hectare domaine in Oisly, Touraine. He has been at the helm for 20 years, and it was his father, Guy, who first started working with Boutinot back in the 1980s. He is a quiet, fastidious winemaker which shows in the quality of his wines.
Jean-Luc Mardon Domaine du Pré Baron, Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2022
A classic style of Touraine Sauvignon Blanc compared to the 2020 vintage, herbaceous and peachy skinned, full flavoured and pithy, riper fruit on the palate with some capsicum notes and lingering lemony finish.
100% estate grown-fruit from 25 year-old-vines growing in sandy soils on clay subsoil. Grapes are harvested at optimum maturity after careful analysis and tasting, and are then gently pressed. 20-25% will be macerated on the skins, depending on the characteristics of the vintage. Fermentation is slow at 18°C for three weeks in stainless steel vats. There is no malolactic fermentation. Wines are matured on their fine lees until bottling in the following spring. Jean-Luc manages his domaine sustainably and works according to the principles of Terra Vitis.