Quincy was the second after Châteauneuf du Pape to be recognized by the government in 1936 and was at one time more respected than Pouilly Fume and Sancerre. A very small appellation that was planted with Sauvignon Blanc by monks on a unique soil of silex and pink limestone. We just tasted the new vintage of this it has a lovely freshness and back bone of acidity. One of the main components of this that keeps drawing us back is the dense minerality that is unique to Quincy. The vines that go into this were planted between 1985 and 2008 and give a good amount of depth providing the canvas for the traditional Quincy style of Sauvignon Blanc that has almost been forgotten. Winemaker Pierre Ragon is one of the few winemakers that still believe in this appellation and are willing to put in the work to show that these are world class wines and exceptional values compared to the other Sauvignon Blanc growing areas of the Loire.