Daniel Chotard

Daniel Chotard

Coming from a family that has been winemaking for more than five centuries, Daniel Chotard was teacher before coming back into viniculture. As an accordion and guitar player, he is a founder of the festival "Jazz aux Caves", so he knows the tempo of Sauvignon. His vineyards are situated on fine sediment soils resulting in rich wines that still allow for the minerals to show through.

With the rosé he changes tune, blending well with the summer diet due to its beautiful freshness and light acidity, just right with a squid salad. The third tone of the estate, the red, will accompany beef with its various degrees of age. In its cherry-flavoured youth, it enjoys the rhythm of an oxtail with Pinot Noir. A few years older and, with its complex contrasts, it would be suited for a cottage pie made with beef cheek.

Winegrowing Tradition

The winegrowing tradition has been perpetuated in the Chotard family for over two centuries. Our vines cling to the Sancerre region’s clay-limestone slopes. Our Sancerre is authentic and bold. We respect the uniqueness of its AOC terroir so you can fully savour all it has to offer.

The Winemaker

Daniel Chotard runs his small 9 ha Estate from Reigny near Crézancy and Sancerre. 80% is Sauvignon, and 20% Pinot Noir. Sticks are up to 60 years old. Almost organic cultivation (organic fertilization, no insecticides). Respect for terroir is essential: clay / lime soils. The white Sancerre ripens 8 months "sur ses Lies" every year, and this always creates a wine with a lot of matter. The red wines are fine and smooth; Pinot Noir of the fine and fruity kind. Annual entries in the Guide Hachette and Revue des Vins de France!

(Source: Daniel Chotard France)

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