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Les Monts Damnés

Sancerre Blanc AOP

La Côte des Monts Damnés is a very steep south and south-west facing slope in Chavignol composed of Kimmeridgian marl (a soil made up of fossilized seashells and clay).

This terroir gives roundness, deepness and a great longevity to the wines. It’s one of the best plot in Sancerre and since the 11th century, noblemen fought over its ownership.

VINEYARD

The Kimmeridgians marls, present on this soil, transfer their incredible potential to the vines. In order to preserve the exceptional character of this terroir, we practice sustainable soil management all year long. This « Parcellaires » cuvée is produced from one of our most beautiful plots over 35 years old.

WINEMAKING

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 and also in oak barrels of 228 Litres for a tiny part (~5%).

AGEING

The newly made wine is aged on its fine lees in stainless steel tanks during at least 8 months. It is then blended and bottled in the spring following the harvest.

FOOD PAIRING

The Cuvée is greatly enjoyed with Fish (Skate wing with capers), grilled prawns, carpaccio of scallops and white meat dishes (curry turkey breast).

Tasting notes

COLOR

Bright green gold color.

NOSE

A powerful nose with white fruits notes, white peach and pear.

PALATE

Sweet and supple, the palate evolves towards more vivacity, carried by a nice minerality and fresh lemon aromas.

Notes & awards

Date Vintage Publication Note
September 2020 2017 Washington Wine Blog 91
November 2019 2015 Decanter 91pts
November 2019 2014 Wine Enthusiast 91
May 2020 2017 Wine Enthusiast 94
May 2020 2017 James Suckling 91
March 2022 2020 Wine & Spirits Magazine 90pts Consult
June 2021 2019 James Suckling 92pts
Juillet 2021 2019 Wine Enthusiast 94 pts
January 2022 2019 Blue Lifestyle 94 pts Consult
August 2022 2020
August 2021 2019 Consult
April 2020 2017 Wine & Spirits 95 / Year’s Best Loire Sauvignon Blancs Top 30

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