Vintage 2011

Region Loire Valley

Appellation Sancerre

Vine Age 30 to 50 Years

Varietals 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Soil Type Clay and limestone 

Sizes Available 750 mL

Closure Cork

Food Pairing Richer white meat and seafood dishes

Vinification Special vinification starting from the settling of the juice. Racking of the must, being filtered instantly and before fermentation, followed by standard thermo-regulated fermentation. No malolactic fermentation. Maturation on fine lees.

Tasting Notes Pale gold with pronounced yellow highlights. The lovely, clean aroma exhibits depth and fruit maturity, suggesting ripe pear, star fruit and lemon. The taste is immediately rich and fat for Sancerre, with above-average weight, framed by a backbone of ripe acidity. The finish possesses attractive complexity, with intriguing dusty and herbal notes, and a long aromatic signature. This is an elegant, nuanced Sancerre, and it deserves elaborate, refined cuisine. -RB

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