Though Cazin's quiet rock-stardom stems from his Cour-Cheverny wines from the more obscure Romorantin grape, it was his Cheverny Blanc–by law a Sauvignon/Chardonnay blend– which led importer Joe Dressner to François's wines in the first place at a Loire wine fair twenty five years ago. He grows Sauvignon Rose, a sub-variety of Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay, some vines of which are up to forty years old, on clay-limestone soils. The organically farmed grapes are hand-harvested, co-fermented with natural yeasts in tank, aged in tank and neutral oak for a year, and bottled by gravity and with no filtration. Le Petit Chambord, which is on every Cazin label, is the historical name of the family property.
His Cheverny is fresh and floral, with appley-texture and crisp acidity. The flavors are sleek and precise.