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Sancerre Chêne Marchand

Sancerre Chêne Marchand

AC, S. Fargette et G. Guillerault, 2017

750 ml
Selection Baur au Lac Vins30
Grape variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Producer: G. & J. Guillerault / Sebastian Fargette
Origin: France / Loire / Coeur-de-France
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Article nr. 11217717
Grape variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Producer: G. & J. Guillerault / Sebastian Fargette
Origin: France / Loire / Coeur-de-France

Description

This Sancerre grows in the magnificent Chêne Marchand site in the commune of Bué. The vines stand on so-called Oxford limestone soil and face southwest. The opulent, seductive bouquet of this Sauvignon Blanc is reminiscent of white flowers such as elderberry and ripe, juicy pears framed by a light fumé note. On the palate, it is fresh, mineral, full-bodied and complex. Its chalky roir is traceable on the palate with a slight chalky note. Its aromas are reminiscent of yellow passion fruit, citrus and Mediterranean herbs. The juicy acidity and delicate extract sweetness make this wine lively and an excellent food companion. The wine benefits if you enjoy it in larger glasses or even caraffed beforehand.

Attributes

Origin: France / Loire / Coeur-de-France
Site / vineyard: Chêne Marchand/ Chaillottes
Grape variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Ripening potential: 3 to 10 years
Serving temperature: 10 to 12 °C
Food pairing suggestion: Italian antipasti, Sushi, Sashimi, Ceviche, Asparagus specialities
Vinification: soft pressing, fermentation at low temperatures
Harvest: hand-picking
Maturation: in cement egg, on the yeast, long cultivation
Maturation duration: 10 months
Volume: 13.0 %
Note: Contains sulphites
Countries

France

France – Philosophy in a bottle

According to French philosophy, wine should be an expression of the soil and climate. They use the word “terroir” to describe this. Terroir makes every wine different, and many especially good. French wine is regarded worldwide as an expression of cultural perfection. The French believe that humans are responsible for the quality of the berries, the vine variety for their character, and nature for the quantity. This philosophy can be expressed succinctly as: “the truth is the vineyard, not the man.”

Regions

Loire

Loire: the regal wine river

The French refer to the river landscape of the Loire simply as “the garden of France.” It is no wonder that kings and the nobility built their magnificent chateaux here. At the same time, the Loire is a highly varied wine river. From Pouilly-sur-Loire in the east, to Nantes at the river’s outlet, into the Atlantic, the vineyards follow the river's course and yield highly distinctive wines from varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Muscadet and the red Cabernet Franc..

Producers

G. & J. Guillerault / Sebastian Fargette

Grape varieties

Sauvignon Blanc

The Sauvignon blanc can be recognized with your eyes closed. Its typical bouquet is marked by green notes: freshly cut grass, tomato bunches, gooseberry. Citrus fruits, cassis and flint join into the mix. In warmer latitudes it also shows exotic aromas, such as passion fruit. Its acidity is decidedly lively. In all likelihood, it comes from the Loire Valley, where it is vinified in Pouilly-Fumé and Sancerre in its purest form: varietally, and without timber. In the 18th century, it found its way to Bordeaux. Ambitious producers assemble it there with Sémillon into substantial whites, which are aged in oak barrels. The Sauvignon blanc has been a sensational success in the past 20 years in New Zealand. With its refreshing sweet-and-sour style, winemakers from down under have conquered the world. The rich Sauvignons from Styria and crisp examples of South Tyrol and Friuli are worth mentioning as well. It pairs with anything from the sea. Or do it like they do on the Loire, and enjoy it with goat cheese.

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