SANCERRE Blanc – Les Chasseignes – 2016
The rich, complex aromas reveal hints of white and yellow fleshed fruits such as nectarine and pear, or even white flowers.
The palate is well-balanced and surprisingly round.
A white Sancerre showing wonderful fullness and elegance.
A very succulent and elegant Sancerre white wine.
Drink it now or wait 5-7 years.
Centre Val de Loire
2016 has been giving our winegrowers a run for their money. Weather conditions were difficult; growers have had to contend with rain, humidity, frost and even sunscald, but have carried on regardless. Luckily nature rallied at the eleventh hour, and the vintage will be an excellent one after all. 2016’s wines are expected to show good purity of flavour; and as with all late
vintages, they have plenty of freshness and a crisp texture.
The grapes come from a plot of old vines, planted in clay-limestone chalk soil. Les Chasseignes lies on a slope in the village of Sury en vaux.
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).
Along the Loire River in east of Bourges, the vineyards extend over 2,926 ha in 14 communes.
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.
rEVIEWS AND AWARDS
Note 15/20 “Les Chasseignes, nez fruits blanc, bouche tendue, poivrée, élégant, assez fin. Pas prêt aujourd’hui demande une bonne année d’attente.”
Les Vignobles Berthier, aujourd’hui dans les mains de Florien et Clément, regroupent trois entités, à Sancerre et en Coteaux du Giennois, soit 25 ha de vignes au total.”
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