The SANCERRE WHITE WINE « GRANDE CUVEE » 2016 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: An attractive colour displaying an intense yellow hue with golden yellow shades.
Nose: The initial impression on the nose is rich and luscious, ripe peach flavoured with citrus, vine flowers and oaky notes.
Upon aeration, an intense palette of exotic aromas is revealed with hints of vanilla and almond paste (iodized).
Palate: The sweet and intense attack opens out into fresh grass and fern.
Mid palate: a greedy palette of exotic fruits (mango, pineapple) and citrus with zest of roasted hazelnuts and tobacco fragrance.
End of palate: mineral, powerful and sweet open up on a saline sense with honey touch.
A rich and 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) 19/02/18.