Our association with Baron Philippe de Benoist, who founded Domaine du Nozay in 1970, came about as a result of Corney & Barrow’s close relationship with Aubert de Villaine, owner of legendary Burgundy property Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and also Philippe’s brother-in-law. Given the connection, it will come as no surprise that Domaine du Nozay’s viticultural and winemaking philosophies are similarly meticulous, espousing organic methods. Since son Cyril took over running the domaine a few years ago, the estate has been certified as fully organic and from the 2017 the estate is also biodynamic by Demeter.
The Domaine’s vineyards boast a high proportion of prized ‘terres blanches’, the chalky-clay soils rich in marine fossils linked to the distinctive flavours and textures of many great Sancerres.
In-Bond / En-Primeur
Selecting Retail Prices will display wines with retail prices which are inclusive of UK Duty and VAT. We can store goods, purchased at retail inclusive of tax prices, on your behalf in our Customers' Private Reserves
Selecting In Bond Prices will display wines with In Bond prices. These are exclusive of Duty and VAT. Wine purchased In Bond must be purchased by the unmixed case and stored in a bonded warehouse approved by HM Customs & Excise. Duty and VAT must be paid before delivery can take place.
En Primeur refers to the process of buying wines before they are bottled and released onto the market. Wines are purchased exclusive of Duty and VAT and then usually shipped 2-3 years after the vintage. They can only be purchased by the unmixed case (12 bottles, 24 half bottles, 6 magnums etc.).
The Loire Valley has much to tempt wine lovers, boasting arguably the most extraordinarily diverse range of wines of any single world wine region.