Domaine Chotard Sancerre Blanc ‘Marcel Henri’ 2017

Domaine Chotard Sancerre Blanc ‘Marcel Henri’ 2017

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Type: White
Country: France
Region: Loire Valley
Grape Variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Viticulture: Organic Farming

Climate: Semi-continental climate
Terroir: Among the oldest plots of the estate, two complement each other perfectly, Les Plates with more solar soil on limestone soil from the lower Kimmeridgian, planted by my grandfather Marcel, and Les Marnes with the cooler terroir, looking at the setting sun on marly soil
Ageing: On this long and saline wine, 20 months of ageing is necessary to synthesize the wisdom of these old vines

Color: Pale Yellow
Nose: Finesse aromas with notes of passion fruits, pears, grapefruits and minerality
Palate: Full and complex with an intense, sophisticated palate of citrus, melon and stone fruits

About the Winery:
Winemakers since 1789, Simon is now handling the vineyard with great care to revive the style of the past, using organic agricultural practices, harvests late, prefers long lees ageing and benefits from flint as well as classic Kimmeridgian soils.

According to Chotard “Wood masks the authenticity of the grapes and the vineyard they came ‘from’ so these are hardcore, terrior wines: uncompromising, pure Sancerre…