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Hubert Brochard

Sancerre "Cuvée Aujourd'hui comme Autrefois"


The retro wine called "Today Like That Time" is the family's tribute to the old methods of manufacture; now with new equipment and full control. The wine has all of Sancerre's talents with an extra gear in fullness and intensity. Slightly deeper fruit and less frivolity than "Collines Blanches". The grapes come from low-yielding 45-year-old vines, from south-southwest facing slopes, exclusively on limestone soils and only in Chavignol municipality. The harvest is always manual. The must get a number of overpumps during fermentation, depending on the nature of the vintage, and does not cool. The wine further stores on the yeast residues, longer than the lighter versions, and is not clarified or filtered before bottling.


Retro-vinen kaldet "I dag som dengang" er familiens hyldest til de gamle fremstillingsmetoder; nu med nyt udstyr og fuld kontrol. Vinen har alle Sancerres talenter med et ekstra gear i fylde og intensitet. Lidt dybere frugt og mindre frivolitet end "Collines Blanches". Druerne kommer fra 45-årige vinstokke med lavt udbytte, fra syd-sydvestvendte skråninger, udelukkende på limstensjord og kun i Chavignol kommune. Høsten er altid manuel. Mosten får et antal overpumpninger under gæringen, afhængigt af årgangens karakter, og køles ikke. Vinen lagrer videre på gærresterne, længere end de lettere versioner, og klares eller filtreres ikke før tapningen.


Country: France

Region: Loire

Winery: Hubert Brochard

Year: 2018

Type: White

Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc

Alcohol: 13%

Aging: Stainless stell tanks

Closure: Cork

Winemaking: Traditional



Hubert Brochard is a traditional family producer in the village of Chavignol, west of Sancerre. Hubert's son Henri and wife Therèse managed the domain through the second half of the 20th century and bought more land, so the family has 60 acres in total, distributed between Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé. Three sons manage the domain today: Daniel the property as a whole, Jean-Francois in the fields and Benoit as cellar master.

Hubert Brochard er en traditionsrig familieproducent i landsbyen Chavignol, vest for Sancerre by. Hubert's søn Henri og ægtefælle Therèse styrede domænet gennem anden halvdel af 1900-tallet og købte mere jord til, så familien har 60 hektar i alt, fordelt på Sancerre og Pouilly Fumé. Tre sønner styrer i dag: Daniel ejendommen som helhed, Jean-Francois i markerne og Benoit som kældermester.

General grape descriptions

Sauvignon Blanc

Often called simply Sauvignon, extremely popular variety making crisp, dry, aromatic and extremely distinctive wines all over the world. The smell is sharp and piercing and reminds different tasters variously of gooseberries, nettles, crushed blackcurrant leaves, and occasionally cat’s pee. With age, aromas reminiscent of canned asparagus can develop.

Most Sauvignon Blanc is fermented at relatively low temperatures in stainless steel with the intention of preserving every bit of youthful fruit. The wines are in general designed to be drunk as young as possible, although some of the fruit from particularly low-yielding vineyards can be concentrated to withstand oak ageing and may need a year or so in bottle before showing their best.