2019 Vincent Pinard Sancerre Le Chateau

Rich, broad and powerful, this Sauvignon Blanc defies expectations and redefines Sancerre!

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Sancerre is defined by it's soil type. In Bue, you'll find mostly caillottes. Le Chateau, though, comes from a small site where Kimmeridgian soils come through. This is the same soil found throughout Burgundy and Chablis. What a difference it makes.

Handpicked and fermented in 600L oak, with 9 months on lees, this is a rich and textural Sancerre which sits, stylistically, alongside white Burgundy. There is the typical energy and mineral drive of Sancerre, but much more richness, a heavier stone fruit note and slight toastiness. This is all balanced by a delicate core of citrus and gorgeously perfume. It's delicate, but by Sancerre standards it's something else entirely. Utterly stunning wine.

A new single vineyard cuvée since 2015. The lieu-dit of Le Château sits on a south facing slope above Bué and the domaine’s plot was planted in 1971 and 1972. Here the soil is Kimmeridgian marl (limestone and clay), which is a
bit of a rarity in Bué, where most of the terroir is the more gravelly Oxfordian limestone. The fruit is handpicked, hand-sorted and then whole-bunch pressed to 600 litre demi-muids for fermentation, followed by 9 months maturation on fine lees.

Region: Sancerre, France
Blend: Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
ABV: 14%
Closure: 750ml
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94 Points - "A ripe and concentrated style offering nectarine, floral notes and a hint of savory character. The 2019 Sancerre Le Chateau is calm, suave and wants to embrace you with its come-hither texture. And yet it's not opulent. It gives a fine cuddle to the mouth and just the right amount of structure, conveying a sense of tension and purpose that will fully reveal itself with time. Made from vines planted in 1971 on Kimmeridgian soils, this is a superb wine." Rebecca Gibb, MW

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