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Sancerre Domaine Merlin Cherrier 2013

Country
France
Region
Loire Valley,
Central Vineyards
Producer
Domaine Merlin Cherrier
Grape(s)
Sauvignon Blanc
Type
White
Style
Aromatic
Oaked Style
Unoaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Dry / Sweet Style
Bone dry
Alcohol Content (%)
12.5
Closure Style
Cork
Organic / Biodynamic
Normal

Region

This beautiful region is situated 200Km south of Paris and extends west along the high reaches of the Loire River. This is a cold climate northern wine making region and includes the following famous villages; Sancerre, Pouilly Sur Loire, Quincy and Menetou-Salon. There are only two permitted grape varieties, namely, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. The soils have a high percentage of flint and limestone and this results in crisp, aromatic whites and perfumed, elegant rose and reds. Littered with artisan producers, the best single domaine wines are made in small quantities and are of top drawer quality. In recent years, the demand for the best wines in the region has exceeded supply.

Producer

This is a small family estate of around 13 hectares, planted with Sauvignon Blanc on the finest sites of Bué and the celebrated Chene Marchand vineyard. The estate also includes a small plot of Pinot Noir.

Tasting (Long)

Thierry Merlin-Cherrier owns 11 hectares of Sauvignon Blanc in the village of Bue, one of the principle hamlets surrounding the old walled town of Sancerre. These soils have a high chalk content and as a result this Sancerre is distinguished by its perfume of citrus and minerals. It has finesse and precision combining typical firm structure with an aromatic , blackcurrant character and an extra richness of gooseberry and lees on a long, zesty finish.

Tasting (Short)

Thierry Merlin-Cherrier`s Sancerre combines typical firm structure with an aromatic leafy, blackcurrant character and an extra richness of gooseberry and lees on a long, zesty finish.

Food

Perfect with seafood, especially scallops.

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