TERRE DE MARNE – Coteaux du Giennois Blanc
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
2020 shows every sign of being a sun-driven vintage. Having braved the unusual weather conditions, 2018 is a unique, early vintage – a vintage shaped by extraordinary extremes of weather, ranging from record levels of spring rainfall to summer heatwaves. September’s fine weather helped to maintain the quality potential of the harvest.
In conclusion, the 2020 vintage is set to be all about elegance.
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.
Reviews And Awards
90 points : Terre de Marne 2020
The 2020 Coteaux du Giennois Terre de Marne is the fruitiest and most aromatic of the parcellaires trio from this appellation in the Sancerrois. However, the generous fruit is bright and clear, eventually intertwined with some lactic and leathery or stable nuances. […]
91 points : Terre de Marne 2017 Coteaux du Giennois Blanc
Clément & Florian Berthier
This wine is all about fruit. Its bright texture and acidity are part of the crisp lemon, green-plum and apple flavors that overflow from the glass. To support this, the wine has a mineral edge that will allow it to age longer.
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