Michel Thomas and his son Laurent took over the estate in 1970 from Michel's father, who started in 1946. The total production is about 10,000-12,000 cases per year. They export 65-70% of their production, mainly to Japan and Russia.
Laurent and Michel Thomas
Winery Acreage: 17 hectares (42 acres)
Varietals Produced: 11 hectares of Sauvignon Blanc
6 hectares of Pinot Noir
Today they farm 40 parcels located in four villages, totalling 17 hectares (42 acres): 11 hectares Sauvignon, 6 hectares Pinot Noir. The special bottling "Silex" is limited each year to between 400-500 cases. They grow grapes on three soil types: 40% Terre Blanche-Argilo-Calcaire, 40% Caillottes-calcaire, 20% Le Roc-Silex.
At Egrots is a little hamlet in Sury en Vaux, about 4 kms from Sancerre, Sury en Vaux, from 4 kms de Sancerre, Michel and Laurent Thomas have a Vineyard of 17 hectares, planted on three different types of soil. The soil used determinates the nature of the wine, with a high limestone content to the soil such as here; offering a fruity and fin wine; more suited to being drunk at an early age. The clay soil offers the wine a deeper texture that allows them to be laid down for some time. The hardest form of soil produces a wine rich in minerals and fruity aromas that can be laid down for many years.
AOC is a French certification of control that proves all of the wines that are produced are authentic Sancerre wines. The red, white and rosé wines all come with this certification. All production stages take place on the property.
100% Sauvignon Blanc. Grown on 3 different soil types: 40% Caillottes, 40% Grosses Terres, 20% Silex)
It goes well with seafood, fish, goats cheese.
2015 Michel Thomas Sancerre Blanc - 89 PTS - WE
"This is a grassy, herbal wine with green and crisp citrus fruits. It is of course very young and its exuberant fruitiness will be better when it all calms down. The acidity and hint of apricots give the promise of a richer fuller future. Drink from 2017." - Wine Enthusiast (September 2016), 89 pts
2014 Michel Thomas Sancerre Blanc - Gold Medal - Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2015
Domaine Michel Thomas received the Gold Medal at Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2015 for his 2014 Michel Thomas Sancerre Blanc.
2014 Michel Thomas Sancerre Blanc - 91 PTS - W&S
"The Thomas family farms 40 acres, blending this sauvignon from three different soils. It’s heady with soft scents of flowers, then brash with sharp points of citrus acidity. Air brings those elements together in a tight, formal white wine that finishes clean and juicy. For roast fish." - Wine & Spirits (April 2016), 91 pts