Saturday, 24 September 2011
Sancerre: evening light 22nd September
Small commune of Amigny, part of the commune of Sancerre, and just to the west of the town
Series of photos taken on the evening of Thursday 22nd September in a soft, warming light.
Amigny and some of its vineyards
Amigny with more vineyards
Le Cul de Beaujeu
Although the Côte de Monts Damnés is better known, Chavignol has another equally good and equally steep vineyard – Le Cul de Beaujeu. Similarly terres blanches (clay and limestone), it lies just to the south of the village and like Les Monts Damnés towers over Chavignol. Cul de Beaujeu wines from the Cotats and Gérard Boulay are often amongst the top Sancerres – powerful but with a strong minerality.
Vines above Chavignol, Hotel Côte de Monts Damnés and the Monts Damnés
Looking east from above Chavignol (south of the village) towards Sancerre
Western part of Sancerre with Saint-Andelain in the middle distance
Vineyards and the railway viaduct at Saint-Satur