Terroir: Situated 125 miles south of Paris, the Sancerre landscape undulates at an altitude between 650 and 1,300 feet. The Loire River on the Eastern side of the hilly environment creates a relatively temperate microclimate for the wines. Sourced from a 1 hectare parcel located in the village of Crézancy-en-Sancerre. Soils here are calcareous and limestone.
Vinification: Grapes are hand-picked and fermented in temperature controlled tanks, followed by an extended 12 month aging on the lees.
Coolish, precise and flinty like a gun-shot opens the 2014 Sancerre La Cte, which comes from a 1.56-hectare plot on calcareous silt soils in Crzancy-en-Sancerre. This remarkable Sancerre opens with flinty flavors of white fruits, lemons and crushed rocks. This is a pure, fresh and very mineral Sancerre with a lot of tension and a complex and persistent finish. The full-bodied wine is perfectly balanced and reveals a tight structure, as well as a long and grippy finish with lots of stone-licking minerality. Still young but very promising.
From a 1.56 ha parcel in a 26-ha vineyard in the hamlet of Champtin in the commune of Crezancy-en Sancerre (Champtin hamlet) with limestone over clay. Matured on fine lees for 12 months in stainless steel.Intense, savoury nose redolent of green vegetation. Bone-dry finish after very appetising, salivatory fruit. Lightly chalky on the finish. A very confident, sort of beamingly welcoming wine coming into its own now.
Score: 90 PointsWine Spectator Author: James Molesworth
This has a lightly smoky hint, along with wet straw, gooseberry jelly and lemon curd notes, carried by mouthwatering zip through the herb-tinged finish. Drink now through 2017.
Score: 90 PointsJamesSuckling.com Author: James Suckling
This has a bright citrusy nose of green mango with a pronounced saline aromas and grapefruit. This is intense with a mineral sensation that envelops the mouth. Drink now.
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