Domaine des Sanzay has an amazing range of wines from the town of Saumur using primarily Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc. The clay on limestone soil provides wines that are light on their feet with good intensity and acidity. Louis and Julienne founded the estate in 1880 and it is now run by the fifth generation. Didier, who took over in 1993, works in the vineyards and winery while his wife Celine manages the office and sales. Their son Ludovic helps his father more each year. This 28 hectare domaine produces around 1400 hectoliters annually and is maintained with minimal plowing and grass between the vines. Indigenous yeasts used are during fermentation with estate bottling began in 1986. Officially organic starting with the 2019 vintage, but in reality, their farming practices changed little to meet the certification as their house is in the vineyards they always farmed as gently as possible.
The Pet Nat from Cabernet Franc is a touch fruity wine, with citrus notes, very supple on the palate, with elegant bubbles.