J. de Villebois - Sancerre - Blanc
The SANCERRE is a cuvée made from the famous Sancerre Terroirs. It has an intense bouquet and a flavourful palate, it burst with lots of ripe fruits favors and vegetal aromas. A new world style Sancerre, yet true to its unique Terroirs.
Green-yellow pale color. Intense vegetal and citrus aromas on the nose. An unctuous, yet powerful palate. The intense gooseberry favors are complimented by a long lasting finale!
The grapes are grown on the famous hilly slopes composing the 3 Terroirs of Sancerre : Caillotes (stones and clay), Terres Blanches (clay) and Silex (fints)
The grapes are quickly transported to the winery to minimize skin contact before gentle pressing into a pneumatic press. The grape juices are fermented traditionally in stainless steel tanks during 7 to 15 days.
The newly made wine is aged on its fine lees in stainless steel tanks during at least 6 months. It is then blended and bottled in the spring following the harvest.
Great to enjoy as an aperitif. Goes very well with oysters or lobster but excellent with goat cheeses from the Loire Valley. (Crotn de Chavignol, Selles sur Cher, Sainte Maure de Touraine)
Appellation: Appellation Sancerre Contrôlée
Color: Blanc / White
Variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Style: Dry (<2gr R.S.) and un-oaked