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Sancerre Blanc "Cul de Loup"

Sancerre Blanc "Cul de Loup"

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Grape:
100% Sauvignon Blanc

The story of this cuvée : 

This cuvee is made from a selected parcel called « Cul de Loup ». « Cul de Loup » means « wolf’s bum » and the story tells that it is where the last wolf of Sancerre was seen.
Located on the south of Sancerre area more precisely on the village of Thauvenay very closed to the Loire river, the vines of this plot of 89 ares are taking root in the best chalky-limestone soils.

 

Terroir :

Our sauvignon blanc is rooted in only chalky limestone soils.
Many years ago, we chose to take the ambitious high road of ecological transition involving a reduction in the use of chemical products, the recovery of biodiversity, the preservation of the soil’s potential and the management of resources, particularly water. In 2019, our wine-estates has achevied HVE3 certification, a High Environmental Value farming certificate.
We are now converting in organic practices by Ecocert.

 

Winemaking :
We choose to harvest the grapes at night in order to help to concentrate the aromas, the flavors and less oxidation of fruit.
Immediatly after having been harvested, the grapes are pressed with great care in order to extract all the aromatic power. The must undergoes a cold settling with no added sulphites.
Then, the alcoholic fermentation occurs in thermoregulated stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperatures between 15°C to 18°C during 3-4 weeks.
The wine is racked off its sediments and impurities and rests on its fine lees with regular « bâtonnage » (lees stirring) in stainless steel tanks under nitrogen protection during 8 months to enhance the intensity, the depth and the finesse.

Tasting :
The palate is intense and aromatic offering lemongrass, lime and green apple (Granny Smith).
The finish provides a fine tension, a beautiful acidulous frame and some chalkiness.
Remarkable length !

Food & Wine pairing :
The complex subtlety of its aromas and its persistent finish make it a classy partner for grilled lobster, prawn, crayfish... (or more delicate preparations in white or creamy sauce, with or without mushrooms). Its crisp mineral side also makes it a wonderful accompaniment for the fresh sea taste of oysters.

 

Reward by :
Blind Tasted 2020 : 88/100



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Contact

Eric Louis Cellar
Celliers de la Pauline

Le Bourg - 26 rue de la Mairie
18300 Thauvenay - France
Tél : +33 (0) 2 48 79 91 46
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