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Sancerre `les Longues Fins` Domaine Andre Neveu 2013

Country
France
Region
Loire Valley,
Central Vineyards
Producer
Domaine Andre Neveu
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

The Domaine Andre Neveu has created Sancerre for over five decades. The estate seamlessly integrates traditional methods and the best modern equipment to bring out the very essence of the terroir, creating a rich, elegant wine. Valérie (André Neveu’s daughter), and her husband Thomas, now run the domaine that extends to about 13 hectares of vines of AOC Sancerre red, white and rosé.

Tasting (Long)

The Sauvignon Blanc grape excels in this rich, limestone soil, giving a crisp edge to the wine`s natural richness. This single vineyard Sancerre has the added complexity of mineral and herbaceous flavours on the palate. Well balanced and round in the mouth, the immense long flavour of gooseberries and blackcurrant and limes lingers on the finish.

Tasting (Short)

The Sauvignon blanc grape excels in this rich, flinty soil. This single vineyard Sancerre has the added complexity of mineral and herbaceous flavours on the palate. The immense long flavour of gossberries and blackcurrant leaves lingers on the finish.

Food

Excellent with seafood, river fish and goats cheese.

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