St Pierre | Pierre Prieur & Fils
The family vintners behind St Pierre Sancerre, Pierre Prieur et Fils represent generations of wine growing, are passionate about their craft, and have forged the Prieur family’s history into the region of Sancerre. Today they work their vineyards located in the most prestigious terroirs of Sancerre. The singular charm of Sancerre wines comes from the marriage of a terroir and the two grape varieties selected by their forefathers: the Sauvignon Blanc and the Pinot Noir.
The history of the Prieur family domaine has unfolded in prestigious Sancerre terroirs such as Les Monts Damnés, Les Bouffants and le Chêne Marchand over several generations. Domaine Pierre Prieur & Fils is still managed by the family today and covers more than 42 acres, 30 of which are planted with Sauvignon Blanc and the remainder with Pinot Noir. Due to its long and eventful geological history, the topography of Sancerre region is hilly and therefore conducive to the cultivation of the vine. It also boasts a large variety of soils which stamp their character on the wines from Sancerre.
The region has three main terroirs: The "terres blanches": clay-limestone soils that create well-structured, rich and complex wines; The "caillottes": stony limestone soils that create fruity wines from an earliest age; The "silex": a particular type of flinty-clay soils which create fleshy, well-structured wines with a characteristic mineral bouquet. St. Pierre Sancerre is a marriage of all their estate holdings and every charm each plot brings. Domaine Pierre Prieur & Fils is committed to environmental conservation and has received “High Environmental Value” certification.