Domaine du Carrou dates to 1950, when the late Maurice Roger began on six acres of limestone-rich soil in Bué. Winemaking, though, was nothing new to him -- his family had been making Sancerre in the Loire Valley since the 17th century. Today, Maurice's son Dominique manages the family vineyard, which has quadrupled in size over the years. The name of the game here, as in all of Sancerre is Sauvignon Blanc, and Dominique plays it well. He produces vibrant, minerally, sharply focused bottlings, which are fermented in the tank and see no oak. Out of six labels, three are Sauvignon Blanc, the others, Pinot Noir. There is a Rosé and two Sancerre Rouge bottlings. The best, La Jouline, contains Pinot fruit from a two-acre parcel of the domaine's oldest vines.