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Sancerre Blanc "Les Montachins"

Sancerre Blanc "Les Montachins"

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Grape variety :
100% Sauvignon Blanc

The story of this cuvée :

« Les Montachins » is made from a little parcel of less than one hectar growing on flinty steep slopes with an excellent exposure to sunlight. That is why the name of « Les Montachins » was given to this mount alike steep plot (Montachins). The plot is located on the village of Ménétréol-sous-Sancerre and has also retained a beautiful vineyard hut. In the XIXth, we can imagine the hard work on this steep slope, hence the presence of a vineyard hut to rest.

Terroir

Our sauvignon blanc is rooted in an only flint soil (silex).
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 achieved HVE3 certification, a High Environmental Value farming certificate. We are now converting in organic practices by Ecorcert.


Winemaking :
We choose to harvest the grapes at night in order to help to concentrate the aromas, the flavors and less oxidation of fruit.
The grapes are gently pressed to extract the very best flavours and aromas. The juice is clarified by a cold settling and with no added sulphites. Next, the juice is placed in thermoregulated stainless steel tanks for the alcoholic fermentation at a controlled temperature of between 15°C to 18°C during 3-4 weeks.
The wine is enriched and matured by spending 8 months on its fine lees with regular « bâtonnage » (lees stirring) in stainless steel tanks protected with nitrogen preserving the aromatic potential.
Finally, our Sancerre is racked and the bottling occurs in summer under nitrogen protection to reduce the presence of sulphites.


Tasting :

This single plot Sancerre unveils the purity and the minerality of sauvignon blanc rooted in the greatest and rarest terroir in Sancerre.

This king of soils gives a wine with a great intensity and an excellent aging potential. It is racy and reveals notes of ripe lemon, zests, subtle notes of white fruits and hints of gunflint.
The full-bodied palate offers straightness, a fine extract and a long lingering finish. A very discreet hint almost saline on the background. Truly outstanding !


Food & Wine pairing :

Its great aromatic richness, complexity and minerality call for noble crustaceans (prawn, lobster...) and unsurprisingly, the wine has a natural affinity with noble and fine-textured fish. It is perfect to bring out all the flavors of foie gras and its crisp mineral side also makes it a wonderful accompaniment to sushis.

 

Reward by :

92/100 Blind tasted 2020



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Eric Louis Cellar
Celliers de la Pauline

Le Bourg - 26 rue de la Mairie
18300 Thauvenay - France
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