Nicolas Idiart, winemaker and founder of Maison Idiart, grew up with a passion for wine, which he acquired from his father and grandfather. After graduating from winemaking school at Blanquefort in Bordeaux, Nicolas' enthusiasm for Loire wines brought him to work in Chinon, Touraine, and Muscadet, with stints further afield in Australia and New Zealand. Never quite sure where his niche was, he moved in to the sales side of the wine business, mainly in North America. After 7 long and ultimately unsatisfying years of sales, he decided to go back to winemaking with an artisan approach to the terroir which first stoked his inspiration - the Loire Valley. From numerous contract sources he now makes outstanding wines from not only Sancerre, but also Chinon, Muscadet, and Pouilly-Fumé among others.
This Sauvignon Blanc is produced from vines with an average age of 35 years old in stainless steel preserving the freshness and vibrance of the variety.
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