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Thomas Labaille

Sancerre L'Authentique 2019 - Thomas Labaille - Loire, France 75cl

COLOUR: WHITE

COUNTRY: FRANCE

REGION: LOIRE

GRAPE: SANCERRE

GRAPE: SAUVIGNON BLANC

BOTTLE SIZE: 75CL

£23.00
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DETAILS

Thomas was 73, and wished to retire, but he was holding on in the hope that his daughter and son-in-law would take over. This finally happened when Jean-Paul Labaille, his son-in-law, quit his civil servant job and became a full-time vigneron (for the previous ten vintages, he had taken his vacation during the harvest to be the assistant winemaker to Claude Thomas). Only minimal changes have occurred. The vineyards remain among the best in Chavignol, with a large proportion of old vines. The old barrels are not in use any more, but the vineyard and cellar work still follow the same time-honored techniques. The Monts Damnés plot is too steep a slope to ever consider machine harvesting, which is now the norm in the appellation, and it requires intensive, non-mechanized vineyard work, but this site is worth the trouble: drainage and exposure are excellen,t and ensure the best ripeness for the vintage.

100% Sauvignon Blanc. Thomas-Labaille has vines averaging thirty years old with some much older on the famously steep slope of Monts Damnés in Chavignol. They are sustainably farmed and harvested by hand. The wine is fermented with native yeasts in fiberglass and cement tanks, aged on its lees in stainless steel tanks (with a small proportion of used barrel in some vintages) for four to six months and bottled without filtration. 

SHIPPING & RETURNS

Birmingham deliveries

We offer FREE delivery for orders £40+ every Thursday & Saturday within a 10 miles radius of our Birmingham city centre venue (B55SL). We require orders by Wednesday for Thursday delivery, likewise Friday orders for Saturday delivery. For orders under £40 we charge £5 delivery within our 10 mile radius.

National deliveries outside Birmingham

We offer FREE UK delivery for all orders £75.00 or more. Orders placed before 10am on Monday will be delivered by Friday to addresses in mainland UK, providing the wines are in stock, with some postcode exceptions. Please note that orders placed online on Saturday or Sunday will be processed on Monday, for delivery by Friday the same week.
We have no minimum order, although there is a minimum delivery charge of £10.00 for orders under £75.00 in order to cover our logistical costs.
We try to ensure delivery within 5 working days, though your order will likely arrive sooner.
For orders under £75 we have worked hard to find the best price we can, bearing in mind that wine is both heavy and fragile. We use APC and DHL couriers who specialise in due care and diligence with fragile and liquids.

European and Worldwide Delivery

Please contact us direct for a quote. Given the complexity of shipping wine internationally we will provide a bespoke price based on requirements.

Bank Holidays

Our couriers do not operate over bank holidays, therefore additional time will be taken into account if an 'order to delivery window' is processed over a bank holiday.

Returns

We offer free replacement on all stock if proven to be damaged in transit.
If our products are proven to be out of condition on arrival we offer replacement stock to the same value.

 

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  • Sancerre L'Authentique 2019 - Thomas Labaille - Loire, France 75cl
  • Sancerre L'Authentique 2019 - Thomas Labaille - Loire, France 75cl
  • Sancerre L'Authentique 2019 - Thomas Labaille - Loire, France 75cl