At Domaine des Sardelles, each cuvée embodies both the complexity of the property's mosaic of terroirs and the specific vintage characteristics. By putting together different terroirs, soil depths and vine ages for a result that combines fruitiness and freshness, this 2020 Sancerre Blanc is no exception to the rule.
Sancerre vineyard stretches along the right bank of the Loire, the river that sculpts the landscape of this wine region to which it gave its name. It is renowned for its succession of hills with varying exposure and superb slopes. On this mosaic of soils, only one grape variety is authorised by the AOC to make white wines.
Sancerre wines offer a magnificent diversity thanks to the different soil types in which the vines grow.
Sauvignon Blanc therefore dominates here. However, the wines of Sancerre are not all alike, quite the contrary. They offer a magnificent diversity thanks to the different soil types in which the vines grow. Sancerre gives truly complex wines that reflect their vineyards.
At Domaine des Sardelles, it is crucial to express all this richness through each cuvée and to reveal the unique character of the vintage. This is of course the case with Sancerre Blanc 2020, which combines all these qualities. The family has selected three parcels distinguished by their terroir, the depth of their soils and the age of their vines. Although Sauvignon Blanc is the only grape variety, it has a unique organoleptic profile on each plot.
Sauvignon Blanc has a singular fruitiness, and the old vines give notes of exotic fruits.
It is harvested by hand, as always on this property, and is directly pressed before being put into vats. Then comes the settling to clarify the juice and enable fermentation in the best conditions. Finally, this cuvée is aged on fine lees for six months to further enhance its character.
During the tasting, one perceives the meticulous art of the blending, a goldsmith's work at the service of the various Sauvignons used. Thus, one brings length in the mouth, while the other is responsible for a small touch of acidity and a saline side at the end of the mouth. If the Sauvignon Blanc has a singular fruitiness, the old vines give notes of exotic fruits. A real journey of the senses for your taste buds.