The SANCERRE WHITE WINE « GRANDE CUVEE » 2015 comes exclusively from the SAUVIGNON variety, over 2 hectares.
The best years only we produce this one. Indeed this cuvee is carefully selected among our old vines more than 45 years old: 60 % Caillotes, 40 % Terres Blanches.
The “Grande Cuvee” is completely picked by hand; the wine making is the same as for the white wine. This cuvee is matured 60 % in new oak casks of 600 liters, thermo-regulated.
The bottling is done 12 months following the harvest.
Appearance: A brilliant pale yellow appearance.
Nose: The initial impression on the nose is rich, with aromas of ripe fruits associated with notes of limeflower and anise.
Upon aeration, the nose opens up with hints of exotic fruits (mango), lengthening out into soft spicy (cinnamon) and vanilla.
Palate: A lively attack on the palate, revealing the strength and the balance between the grape and the barrel.
Fruit nuances (white perry) in the mid-palate are reinforced by cinnamon and grilled aromas.
End of palate: an elegantly and long persistent finish with notes of honeysuckle and cedar. Excellent complexity for the palate, minerality and sweetness of fruits.
Excellent complexity for the palate, minerality and sweetness of fruits.
Heavy appearance an fine weaving.
The minerality of the terroir is perfectly rendered for a gourmet wine.
It is at its best when served as an aperitif or with fish in a sauce. It should be served at a temperature of 12 °C.
Its presentation, in a prestigious shaped bottle packaged in black and gold, offers an outstanding bottle that can even be given as a present.
Tasting notes provided by Gely Yveline, professional sommelier (Brevet Professionnel de sommellerie) 24/02/16.