Welcome to the
Domaine du Carrou
The "DOMAINE DU CARROU" is located in the village of BUÉ, one of the 14 communes of the SANCERRE appellation.
From generation to generation, since the 17th century, the ROGER family has been producing Sancerre wines.
Dominique ROGER currently exploits an area of 11.30 hectares. Bué has always enjoyed a high reputation due to its complex and exceptional "terroirs".
These soils transmit a strong identity and purity of expression to the 7 cuvées of the domaine.
Today, the domaine is certified
level 3 HVE (High Environmental Value).
The heart of the domain
Vineyard and winery
The family estate is made up of 22 plots, located mainly in Bué but also in the neighbouring communes of Sancerre, Crézancy and Vinon: 7.9 hectares are planted with Sauvignon Blanc (Sancerre blanc) and 3.4 hectares with Pinot Noir (Sancerre rouge and rosé).
The winery is located on the Place du Carrou which gives its name to the domaine.
Dominique ROGER is a passionate craftsman who takes meticulous care in the vinification and ageing of his Sancerres at every stage.
His motto is: “No great wine without excellent grapes”. This is why at Domaine du Carrou, the vines are cultivated with respect for the environment and the microbial life of the soil.
Grass grows between the rows and the land is worked with care. Yields are managed to allow optimum maturity of the fruit.
When necessary buds are removed in spring to reduce the number of bunches, and leaves are thinned throughout the summer.
This constant quest for perfection continues at harvest time when the hand-picked bunches are individually selected on the sorting table.
The winery has its origins in the 18th and 19th centuries, and now consists of the original vaulted cellar and associated buildings with modern extensions built in 1986 and 2014, the whole well sheltered by walls partly buried in the limestone hill behind.
It is here that all the wines of Domaine du Carrou are produced and matured
Our gite “Anthocyane” is named for the molecule which gives red wine its colour.
We have sympathetically renovated a stone-built winemakers cottage which overlooks the domain, the village of Bué and the vine-covered hillside beyond.
What our customers say
A friend offered me a 1982 Sancerre from your estate in 1985. I forget it... I open it after 23 years in the cellar. Amazement! Stoppered carefully, the volume has not moved!
It remains very pale, very Sancerre, with a very slight yellowing much less than what one would have with a Meursault or a Chablis of the same age. I wanted to thank you for the beauty and pleasure that your wines provide. I have the satisfaction of spoiling my friends with these subtle and wonderful products filled with finesse.
Dominique ROGER's discretion in no way erases his kindness. The man is affable from the start and never hesitates to let you taste his different vintages, without forgetting to highlight his pinots noirs, of which many Burgundians could be jealous. His Sauvignons are among those that place the Sancerre on the top of the pavement...