Sancerre

Discover our Sancerre

The classic Sancerre Blanc (white) Sancerre Rouge (red) and Sancerre Rosé.
And also the Sancerre Cuvée Pauline, in white and red, our prestigious cuvee.



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Sancerre cuvee Pauline red

Sancerre cuvee Pauline red

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Grape Variety :

100% Pinot Noir

 

A bit of history :

Pauline, Éric’s great grandmother founded the wine-estate at the beginning of the XIXth century and it seemed natural to us to pay tribute to this voluntary and enterprising woman. For her, we have created a Sancerre vinified in oak barrels, according to the tradition of the grandfather, Paul Cantin, known as Robert.

 

Terroir :
The pinot noir grapes come from a tiny plot called « Désert du P’tit Bannon », located in the village of Vinon. The vines are deeply rooted in a clay soil with plenty of siliceous conglomerates.
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.
Picked at optimum maturity, the grapes are de-stemmed. Then, the process starts by cooling the grapes in thermoregulated stainless steel vats for a prefermentation maceration during which the juice develops its colour and aromas.
Alcoholic fermentation lasts for 3 weeks with pumping-over and punching twice daily in order to sharper the wine and release the phenols (colour and tannins).
The aging in new oak barrels (300 liters) from local forest (Bertranges, Tronçais...) takes around 10 months to gain in fullness and complexity

Tasting :
Rooted in a soil rich in flint, the vines flourrish in this poor, arid and well-drained soils and provide a nice concentration as well as a fine intensity. It reveals notes of ripe fruits : blackcurrant and blackberry.
The tannins are elegant, precise and well-integrated.
Nice long-lasting finish.


Food & Wine pairing :
This full-bodied wine asks to be combined with a powerful cooking, such as marinated game meat or strong cheese.
 

Reward by :

Coup de coeur du Guide Dussert-Gerber 2020



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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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