An outstanding high-end Sancerre coming from one specific parcel with clay and flint soils, giving the wine a very mineral and stony aspect. This white has developed elegant aromas of ripe exotic and yellow fruit (lychee, apricot) with a long and complex finish. We just love this classy bottle; it is perfect if you want to impress a serious white wines amateur.
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|An outstanding high-end Sancerre coming from one specific parcel with clay and flint soils, giving the wine a very mineral and stony aspect. This white has developed elegant aromas of ripe exotic and yellow fruit (lychee, apricot) with a long and complex finish. We just love this classy bottle; it is perfect if you want to impress a serious white wines amateur.|
|Wine Characteristics||Tasting and cellaring|
|Domain||Domaine Fournier||Eye||Strong gold yellow|
|Vintage||2008||Nose||Fine aromas of exotic fruit (lychee) then moving to dried almonds|
|Appellation||Sancerre AOC||Mouth||Round with notes of fruit, shortbread and chamomile.|
|Area||Loire Valley||Long and complex but gentle finish|
|Grapes||Sauvignon Blanc (100%)||Drink before||2015|
|Type||Dry||Open||Open and drink|
|This is an aperitif wine if you like evolved Sancerre or a dessert wine with an apricot tart.|
|A word about the domain|
|The Domaine Fournier has been in the same family for over 10 generations, but has really been developed since 1950, growing from 2 hectares back then to over 60 hectares today, split up between the best terroirs of each appellation (Sancerre, Pouilly Fumé, Menetou Salon). Claude Fournier, who is responsible for a good part of this achievement, has since been joined by his two children on the domain.|
The vines are grown with an absolute respect of the environment. The harvest is manual and only the best grapes are kept. The wines are then elaborated is a very modern winery, which ensures that all the process is closely controlled. Red wines then spend 6 to 12 month in oak barrels.
|What experts say|
|About the wine|
Wine Spectator: 88 (Issue: May 31, 2013)
"Plump but persistent, with notes of white peach, jicama, lemon shortbread and chamomile mingling through the open, gentle finish. Drink now."
|And finally for the wine geeks…|
|Soil||Clay and limestone|
|Age of vines||30 to 50 years old|
|Maturing||Stainless steel vats|
|Ageing||5 months on fine lees|