Loire, France

Philippe Raimbault is from a family of winemakers going back over 8 generations. His Sancerre vineyards are situated on steep slopes that surround the village of Sury-en-Vaux. The notable design on the Sancerre “Apud Sariacum” label comes from the long history of the area. The soil in Phillippe’s vineyards is part of a geological stratum that formed during the Jurrassic period, and is now home to many fossils of sea creatures that are more than 130 million years old. It is this fossil that is depicted on the label. Phillippe still finds these fossils in the vineyard, and has a personal collection on display in his cellar. The name “Apud Sariacum” was the ancient name of Sury-en-Vaux until the 12th century. This cuvee is made exclusively from the vines that encircle the village. The Les Chasseignes are sloped vineyards comprised of a limestone soil. The steep slopes provide the vines with optimal exposure the sunlight. The wine is vinified in oak barrels. Shelftalkers  Winery Website 
raimbault-apudApud Sariacum Sancerre Blanc
The Apud Sariacum cuvee Sancerre is the most classic example of the steely minerality that everyone has come to love and expect from Sancerre.
raimbault-roseApud Sariacum Sancerre Rose
100% Pinot Noir. No destemming, temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel, four months tank aging.