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Sancerre White Wine AOCprint

The SANCERRE WHITE WINE AOC 2016 comes exclusively from the SAUVIGNON BLANC GRAPE variety which is cultivated on 17 hectares (¾ Caillotes, ¼ Terres Blanches).

As soon as harvested, the white grapes are pressed in a pneumatic press and separated from the musts. The temperature during the fermentation is carefully controlled to give the wine bloom and elegance. The fermentation is made thanks to a fermenting starter of natural yeasts. Musts are regularly pumped over, then blended and after fined over bentonite. It is then cooled to avoid tartaric sediment and filtered through Kieselguhr.

 

The first bottling is made in May following the harvest.
 

 


TASTING NOTES

Appearance: A brilliant, crystalline and limpid pale yellow appearance.

Nose: The initial impression on the nose is lively and intense, with flavours of lemon, fresh herbs and white fleshed fruits (peach, perry).

Upon aeration: A fine aromas palette with notes of citrus, quince, fresh mint and zest of anise.

Palate: A racy and desaltering attack supported by a grapefruit finish.

Mid-palate opens out into a rich flowery aromas (rose, iris) and fruity (peach, apricot). The texture is a mineral melting.

End of palate fine and persistent with notes of citrus.

We love this gourmet wine. A great typical Sancerre, which should be greet. 


It can be drunk as an aperitif. Served with starter dishes, it accompanies very well seafood and fish as well as the famous Chavignol goat cheese.

It should be served at a temperature between 8° to 10°.

Tasting notes provided by Gely Yveline, professional sommelier (Brevet Professionnel de Sommellerie) 22.03.17.