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Producer: Domaine SauereauGrape Varieties: 100% Sauvignon BlancOptimum Drinking: Within 4 yearsWine Style: Refreshing dry white with pure fruit flavoursAlcohol by Volume: 13%Closure: Natural CorkCountry: France
In the village of Crézancy, seven kilometres west of Sancerre, the Sautereau family has been producing wine for nine generations. The winery is now being run by David Sautereau, who is producing modern, attractive wines that offer excellent value for money. VINEYARDS The Domaine's 22 hectares of vineyard are situated mainly in Crézancy, with a tiny proportion located in Bué and the village of Sancerre itself. The range of soils in this area, many of which are predominantly calcerous, allows David a good spread of different blending components for the wine, giving more complex and varied flavours.
2018 was a vintage shaped by extraordinary extremes of weather ranging from record levels of spring rainfall to summer heatwaves. The rain through winter and spring paired with a hot April encouraged early budbreak and flowering. Followed by a very hot summer, the grapes were harvested at optimum ripeness across the whole vineyard. The quality and quantity of the harvest was outstanding across the region.
The pressed grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks at relatively cool temperatures of 16-19ºC in order to preserve the purity and aromatics of the fruit.
This is an elegant wine with floral notes complemented by citrus and stone fruit aromas of grapefruit, lemon and peach, which follow through on to the rounded palate. Medium-bodied with bright acidity, there is a small hint of liquorice and minerality on the long finish, which adds to its charm.
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