Domaine Laporte | Sancerre, France
Domaine Laporte is one of the most highly respected estates in the Loire Valley, comprised of more than 74 acres of vineyards in Pouilly-Fumé and Sancerre. Founded in 1850 in the village of Saint-Satur, Domaine Laporte was run until 1986 by René Laporte. A visionary chair of the Sancerre appellation for 20 years, René was a pioneer in producing low-yield, high-quality Sancerre during a time of overproduction.
The iconic wine producer from Chavignol, Henri Bourgeois, purchased the domaine from René in 1986, keeping the old vineyard, cellar and house....and maintaining the excellent reputation!
Domaine Laporte is now under the watchful eyes of Henri’s two grandsons, Arnaud and Cedric Bourgeois. The flagship Sancerre comes from one of the finest vineyards in the appellation, Domaine du Rochoy, a 25-acre monopole vineyard carved out of the flint hillside overlooking the Loire River. Typically one of the first sites picked in the appellation, Rochoy offers grapes with wonderful ripeness and incredible mineral expression from Silex soils, the rarest terroir in Sancerre.
Domaine Laporte is a certified organic producer and the wine here is made in a very traditional, natural way, employing organic methods and always ensuring a sense of purity and excellence. In addition to Sancerre, Laporte produces beautiful Pouilly-Fume, Quincy and Chateaumeillant.