2017 Domaine Vacheron Sancerre Cru Guigne Chevres MagnumSauvignon Blanc from France
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"Guigne Chèvres is a north-facing site with a complex terroir of flint above a shallow layer of limestone and red clay. It’s a nervy wine, taught with a pronounced citrus and h...
"Guigne Chèvres is a north-facing site with a complex terroir of flint above a shallow layer of limestone and red clay. It’s a nervy wine, taught with a pronounced citrus and herbal character. There are elements of flinty minerality that emerge with time in the glass. It is aged for 12 months in larger upright Stockinger foudres.
The Vacherons are without question Sancerre’s leading winemaking clan. From the family’s pioneering work in identifying and exploiting the region’s top terroirs to their leading position in biodynamic viticulture today, there are few if any artisans in Sancerre as exacting or as respected. Great-grandfather Maurice Vacheron tended a few vines back when Sancerre was but a stop on a village road. His son, Jean, was the first of the family to specialize in producing wine, paying particular attention to the influence of terroir on Sauvignon Blanc. Jean’s sons, Denis and Jean-Louis, solidified the Vacheron name in Sancerre, showcasing the family’s talent with not only Sauvignon Blanc but also Pinot Noir. Today, Denis’ son, Jean-Laurent, and Jean-Louis’ son, Jean-Dominique, have taken the estate to a whole new level of quality, championing biodynamic viticulture and selecting singular vineyard parcels that the family has observed for generations (and planted with their own hands) to bottle as single-vineyard wines, with the goal of showcasing the heights that Sancerre can reach. For more than two decades we’ve brought these world-class wines to the United States, and it has been exhilarating to watch the family’s vine-growing and winemaking expertise deepen with each vintage. To wit, the family has always made fine Sancerre; yet the current generation has pushed the estate to a level of quality that transcends appellation." -Importer
|Taste||grass, gooseberry, grapefruit, lime, melon, citrus, mineral and flint|
|Nose||apple, pear, kiwi, citrus, stone, grapefruit and melon|