Domaine Hubert Brochard produces classically styled Sancerre blanc, rosé, and rouge from their family-owned winery in Chavignol. The domaine is now run by the fifth and sixth generation of Brochards with 152 acres under vine in Sancerre, Pouilly-Fumé, and Vin de Pays du Val de Loire.
The domaine is spread across eight communes. These diverse holdings give the Brochards a range of soils. Terres blanches, or Kimmeridgian marl, gives powerful wines. Silex, or flint, yields wines with a strong mineral character, and chalky caillottes bring attractive aromatics to the wines.
Sancerre Aujourd'hui Comme Autrefois comes mainly from the limestone hillsides of Chavignol. The name translates as “today, like olden times” and is a nod to the Brochards' ancestors. Average vine age is 45 years. Grapes are harvested entirely by hand and the wine is kept on the fine lees for six to eight months. It is bottled without fining or filtration.
This white wine is full of fresh aromas with the unique typicity of Sauvignon Blanc - it is dry and fruity. Grown on three soils, from clay, flint and limestone, it offers a range of aromas, floral and very elegant.
Sauvignon Blanc pairs well with salad greens and other sharp ingredients like tomatoes and vinaigrette. Sauteed white fish, oysters, smoked salmon, and foods flavored with fresh herbs all work well with Sauvignon Blanc. It is classic with goat's milk cheeses especially those from the Sancerre region such as Crottin de Chavignol and chèvre.