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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.
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.
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%).
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.
The Cuvée is greatly enjoyed with Fish (Skate wing with capers), grilled prawns, carpaccio of scallops and white meat dishes (curry turkey breast).
Bright green gold color.
A powerful nose with white fruits notes, white peach and pear.
Sweet and supple, the palate evolves towards more vivacity, carried by a nice minerality and fresh lemon aromas.
Notes & awards
|2021||2019||Wine Enthusiast||94 pts|
|2020||2017||Wine & Spirits||95 / Year’s Best Loire Sauvignon Blancs Top 30|
|2020||2017||Washington Wine Blog||91|