Based in Thauveney-en-Sancerrois in the Loire, Eric Louis produces textbook Loire Sauvignon (and Pinot Noir) from both Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume. The family’s winemaking history dates back to 1860 and the current owner’s great-grandmother, Pauline, whose is recognised in the official company name: Les Celliers de la Pauline.
Today the domaine owns 10ha of vines, including a significant parcel of ‘La Cote Blanche’, one of the top areas of Sancerre. The domaine employs lutte raisonnee practices in the vineyard in order to let the land express itself to the full and limit the impact on the environment. In the cellar, traditional methods are favoured to produce classically-styled examples of the appellations.