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The QUINCY appellation

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Located between Bourges and Vierzon, not far from Sancerre, the vineyard covers 270 hectares in the Quincy and Brinay districts. Sauvignon Blanc is the sole grape variety permitted for Quincy AOC wines. The vines are planted on an old Cher River terrace composed of sand and gravel.

Quincy is one of the driest and hottest wine-growing areas in Central Loire. In this combination of soil and climate, the Sauvignon Blanc expresses itself to the full and the grapes reach perfect maturity.

History

Quincy was originally an estate belonging to a certain Quintus. It is said that the Biturgies Cubi, whose territory included the village of Quincy, already used to cultivate the vine there. Cited in Pope Calixtus the Second's bull of 1120, Quincy is certainly one of the oldest vineyards in the region. The Sauvignon Blanc grape variety was brought here from the "l'Abbaye des femmes de Beauvoir" by Cistercian Monks. Recognizing the excellence of the wines, Duke Jean de Berry and Charles VII soon conferred the title of "noble wine" to the appellation. Replanted after the phylloxera crisis, Quincy was the first Central Loire wine region to become an "Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée" (designation of controlled origin) in the first decree of 6 August, 1936.

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