Domaine des Vieux Pruniers Sancerre Blanc 2016


Domaine des Vieux Pruniers Sancerre Blanc 2016

Winery Tasting Notes: Delicate mineral notes of chalk and slate with good citrus and melon in the nose. The wine is quite floral with firm acidity and a  rich, full-bodied middle with a nice snap.

Blend: 100% Sancerre Blanc
Alcohol Level: 13.0%
Cases Produced: 2000
Winemaker Name: Christian Thirot-Fouriner
Maturity: Drink Now -2021
Pairings: Fish, shellfish, goat cheese

Fun Facts: Christian Thirot-Fournier’s family has been making wine in the Sancerre region for several generations.  Their winery and most of their nine hectares of vineyards are located in the chalky, clay soil around their village of Bué, where many of Sancerre’s most prestigious vineyards are located.  The soil around this village contains the perfect balance of chalk and clay.  Their harvest is done entirely by hand.  The grapes are pressed slowly and gently, and after a simple racking, the alcoholic fermentation starts and goes on for several weeks at around 60 degrees Fahrenheit.  Standard fining and a light filtration follow in the winter, and the wines are bottled in the spring to retain their freshness.

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