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Just east of Sancerre is the village of Chavignol, home of Domaine Paul Thomas. It is a small estate of 6 hectares on the slopes of the Mont Damnés. These are south facing slopes that are a backbreaking site to farm. At harvest, each basket of grapes must be hand carried down the vineyard’s steep paths, thus explaining why they are called the “the damned mountains.” Many of these vineyards were abandoned in 1921, after a particularly violent storm, but those who stayed found that the effort of tending the vines was extremely worthwhile. These vineyards yield wines with remarkable concentration and purity. Like much of Sancerre, the soil is made up of chalky rock that was once a prehistoric sea bed, filled with fossilized sea creatures.
Domaine Paul Thomas produces beautiful wines from the deepest, purest outcropping of Kimmeridgean limestone in Chavignol, which is considered the finest cru of the region. Not only does Domaine Paul Thomas hold the largest area under vine in Chavignol, the special cuvée “Les Comtesses” is a unique monopole within the ultra cacheted “Les Mont Damnés.” Essentially this Sancerre is a cru within a cru within a cru.
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