GIENNOIS Blanc – Terre de Marne – 2017
Terre de Marne : one place, one soil, one wine…
Displaying a bright yellow colour with green hues, Terre de Marne opens with a very pleasant nose, mixing lychee and papaya with hints of grapefruit.
Supple on entry to the palate, very smooth, with a finish that reminds us of the pleasantly acidic nature of the terroir.
A lovely, soft and very pleasurable wine.
Serve it between 10 and 12°C.
Drink it now or wait 2-3 years.
Perfect original dishes and Japanese cuisine why not try it with molecular cuisine ?
AOC Coteaux du Giennois
Centre Val de Loire
Terre de Marne
2017 is the latest in a succession of early harvests. As winter drew to a close with temperatures worthy of late spring, nature
snowballed ahead. The vines continued to reach each milestone early, right up until harvest – despite very variable conditions which changed month by month and area by area. In short – Centre-Loire’s 2017 wines are made for enjoyment.
Terre de Marne comes from a plot of vines located in Pougny. This vineyard produces authentic wines revealing the originality of its terroir, Kimmeridgian marl with small oysters.
As soon as they arrive in the winery, the harvested grapes are delicately pressed and the juice obtained is allowed to settle for around 36 hours. The alcoholic fermentation starts naturally at a controlled of the temperature (15-18°C).
Situated between Gien and Cosne-sur-Loire, this vineyard of 191 hectares has a temperate climate thanks to the Loire River, with a continental influence from the east. It’s planted on hillsides of the Loire extensions of the geologic formations of Sancerrois and Pouilly. Coteaux du Giennois is a small and recent appellation, even if one can find archeological evidences of winegrowing in this region since the 2nd century. In full expansion with authentic wines that reveal the originality of their terroir.
Sauvignon blanc : 100%
The wine is then matured for a few months on its fine lees until the bottling is carried out in the spring.
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