Coteaux du Giennois is a little known appellation for wines made from Sauvignon Blanc, near the town of Cosne-Sur-Loire. It has the quality and style of the Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé, but as it is relatively unknown it doesnt have their price tag.
Domaine Raimbault Pineau is a small estate based in the village of Sury en Vaux, just to the north of Sancerre. At least ten generations of the family have lived here and the last three have gained their living exclusively from wine, with the estate created in 1936. Today, the current owners are a young couple called Jean-Marc and Sonia Raimbault. They tend 15 hectares of vineyards 10 in Sancerre, three in Pouilly - Sur Loire, and two in Coteaux du Giennois, a little appellation near the town of Cosne-sur-Loire.