Chateau de Sancerre Sancerre 2012 (12 x 750mL), Loire, France.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
$34.99 per Bottle
$419.88 per case
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Overview

The vines are planted in communes within the Sancerre appellation. The terroirs are composed of diverse soil types: clay-limestone (30% terres blanches), limestone (30% caillottes), flint (25%) and sandy clay (15%). Grass is grown between the rows of vines to limit erosion and preserve the environment.

The grapes are harvested terroir by terroir when they reach their peak of ripeness. The grape juice is fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks after which the wine is aged on fine lees for a minimum of 6 months. The wines from each terroir are then blended harmoniously to yield a unique and complex wine.

Region:
FRA - Loire
State:
Imported
Country:
France

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Gold in colour with golden highlights.

Aroma

Powerful aromatic intensity with citrus aromas and floral notes.

Palate

Soft at first, increasingly lively and mineral. Rich and well balanced on the palate. Fruity flavours of blood oranges and grapes.

Food Matching

This fresh, mineral wine with hints of fruit is a perfect match for seafood, fish, and goat’s cheeses such as the famous Chavignol. Serve at 10-12°C.

Vintage
2012
Region
FRA - Loire
Grape Style
Sauvignon Blanc
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

The town of Sancerre has a long and eventful history. As far back as the 10th century AD the Count of Champagne chose this strategic position to build a fortified castle which would command the Loire Valley.

Following the Wars of Religion in 1612 the castle was almost completely destroyed and was not re-built until 1874. In 1919 the castle, along with part of the vineyards, was purchased by Louis Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle who was instrumental in building the reputation of Sancerre wines.

Still owned by the Societe des Produits Marnier-Lapostolle, it is here that the exclusive estate-bottled Sancerre wine is made and matured. It is the only wine which can be sold under the exclusive name ‘Château de Sancerre’.

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