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Domaine Merlin-Cherrier Sancerre 2017


£18.01 Price Per Bottle

£108.08 Price Per Case ( 6 Bottles )

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Country - France

Region - Loire

Grape Varieties - Sauvignon Blanc 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Domaine Merlin-Cherrier

Tasting notes - This is a classic Sancerre packed with intense lemon and citrus characters, with refined mineral overtones and an elegant intensity on the palate.

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Classic Sancerre, packed with intense citrus characters and elegant mineral overtones through to a long, refreshing finish.

Producer Note

Thierry Merlin-Cherrier cultivates 14 hectares of prime vineyard in and around the commune of Bué in Sancerre. His domain includes a slice of the revered Garennes plot and one hectare in the renowned Chêne Marchand vineyard. Planted predominantly with Sauvignon Blanc and two hectares of Pinot Noir, the vines are sustainably cultivated according to the principles of la lutte raisonnée. Thierry’s wines are typical Bué, marrying good structure with an aromatic and tangy ripe blackcurrant character.

Vintage

2017 was a classic Sancerre vintage and unlike many areas of the Loire, Domaine Merlin Cherrier’s vineyards were spared from the devastating spring frosts; resulting in normal yields. The 2017 wines are rich and intense, with wonderful citrus freshness and minerality.

Vineyard

Thierry works according to the principles of sustainable agriculture known in French as ‘la Lutte Raisonnée’. He has grassed the plots which sit on richer, heavier soils; and he keeps yields down and quality high by debudding in spring and cropthinning in summer for the Sauvignon Blanc grapes, wherever necessary. For the past five years he has been deleafing both his Sauvignon Blanc and his Pinot Noir vines in order to allow the wind and sun access to the bunches, which results in thicker, more resistant skins and therefore more flavour. The results are testament to this practice, in ever finer, more intensely aromatic whites and richer, more supple reds. The vineyard in Bué is spread across hard and soft limestone terroir, with pockets of marl, resulting in wines with excellent structure balanced by wonderful aromatics.

Winemaking

The grapes were gently pressed in a pneumatic press and cold settled. Fermentation took place parcel by parcel, at controlled temperatures in stainless steel and enamelled steel vats. The yeast was carefully selected for each vat and the pressed wine was vinified separately, allowing it to go through malolactic fermentation, which added layers of depth and complexity. The wine from each parcel was matured on its fine lees, before blending in the following spring.

Tasting Note

This is a classic Sancerre packed with intense lemon and citrus characters, with refined mineral overtones and an elegant intensity on the palate.

Serving Suggestion

Delicious with oven-baked salmon fillet accompanied by an asparagus risotto.

Grape

Sauvignon Blanc 100%

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Data sheet

Vintage
2017
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles
Region
Loire

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Domaine Merlin-Cherrier Sancerre 2017

Country - France

Region - Loire

Grape Varieties - Sauvignon Blanc 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Domaine Merlin-Cherrier

Tasting notes - This is a classic Sancerre packed with intense lemon and citrus characters, with refined mineral overtones and an elegant intensity on the palate.

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