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Sancerre Blanc Les Calcaires

Sancerre Blanc Les Calcaires

Sancerre Blanc Les Calcaires

A blend of grapes hailing from several plots of the estate
These plots feature Oxfordian limestones “caillottes” and “griottes” 

Growing methods
Cover crops are grown between the rows or the soil is hoed
Single Guyot pruning
Integrated crop protection
Organic fertilizers have been used since 1989

The vines
Planted to Sauvignon Blanc grapes
Planting density: 6,800 to 8,800 vines/hectare

The grapes are handpicked
The entire bunches of grapes are fed into pneumatic presses via a conveyor belt
Light pneumatic pressing
Cold settling for 24 - 36 hours at approximately 6°C
Fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks and 10% oak maturation. 10 months lees ageing and 8 more months on fine lees after racking and blending
Filtered and bottled in March 2023

Tasting notes 2021
Visual: golden yellow with silver reflections
Nose: intense and complex aromas, fruit dominated (orange, mango) with a hint of mint and green pepper giving pleasant freshness
Palate: nicely balanced between roundness and freshness; juicy, generous texture revealing citrus fruit (orange, madarin), exotic flavours in the finish, long lasting with a light mineral aftertaste
Serving temperature: 10°C
Food pairings: perfect match with sea food and fish dishes

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