2018 Sancerre, Grande Cuvee, Domaine Jean-Paul Balland, Bue

Vineyard Information

Exceptional! Jean-Paul Balland has handed over the running of the domaine to his two daughters, whilst he spends some of his time - in Africa as well as France - turning furry, feathered things into delicious dishes for the table! Burgundy-trained oenologist Isabelle makes the wines, and Elise runs an impressively efficient office. They have some 20 hectares with fine plots on Le Grand Chemarin and Le Chêne Marchand. New impressive cellars were completed just in time for the 2015 vintage.

The wines of Bué are full and rich in style, the Balland wines are a classic example from this village. It is said that Jean-Paul made the best wine in the village: we certainly don't believe that Isabelle is doing any less well - lovely wines. Decanter awarded the Grande Cuvee 2012 with the International Trophy for Sauvignon Blanc, but each year it is magnificent. Both the red and the Grande Cuvee age very well.


Colour White Origin France
Region Loire White ABV 13.50%
Drink From Drink To
Everyday drinking, Special occasion, Fine Wine