Sancerre Blanc "La Côte Blanche" Sophie Bertin

Sancerre Blanc

A bit of History

This cuvee is born from the meeting of Eric Louis, Sancerre wine-grower and wine-merchant & Sophie Bertin, deeply rooted woman in Sancerre region...

Sophie means wisdom in Greek. We could assume that Sophie would give some of her wisdom to Eric but when Sophie & Eric work together, it's more a challenge atmosphere: - "Dare or not ?!" used to say Sophie, so Eric usually answered:
- "Challenge accepted!" and created a more feminine cuvee with suppleness, subtlety and great elegance.
Sophie's wine was born !


Grape variety :

100% Sauvignon blanc


Terroir :
Soil with mainly limestone.

Vineyard work :
Reasoned culture, cover in grass, no grasskiller, disbudding, green harvest, work on the soils

Winemaking :
Immediately after having been harvested, the grapes are pressed slowly in order to extract all the aromatic potential. The musts are then musted naturally thanks to (the) cold. Following it, the alcoholic fermentation takes place with natural yeast of the grapes in temperatures included between 13°C and 20°C. This allows us to conserve all the fruits aromas and the attractive minerality linked to the soils. The biggest sediments are sorted out to only keep the finest in order to make a strong ageing on fine lees until the bottling process, which gives richness and structure to the wine.

Tasting :
The nose expresses white flesh fruits and has a good floral side. The mouth is chiselled with a wonderful homogeneity from the beginning to the end. The minerality make last the finals. « La Côte Blanche » (the White Slope) delivers a superb richness and is surprisingly generous. A great Sancerre, typical and elegant !

Food and wine pairing :
The wine should be served between 8 to 12°C. Fish and crustaceans, scallop Carpaccio, goat’s cheese and especially Crottin de Chavignol, a PDO cheese from Sancerre.


Rewards per vintage :
2015 : International Wine Challenge - Commended Award
2015 : Concours des Grands Vins de France - Gold Medal
2015 : Concours Mondial des Féminalies - Gold Medal
2014 : Decanter World Wine - Bronze Medal
2014 : Concours Mondial des Féminalies - Gold Medal
2014 : Prix Plaisir Bettane et Desseauve - Bronze Medal
2013 : Decanter World Wine Awards (Sancerre Blanc 2012) - Bronze Medal

Label Sancerre Blanc Sophie Bertin


Eric Louis Cellar
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Le Bourg - 26 rue de la Mairie
18300 Thauvenay - France
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