Domaines Minchin Le Claux Delorme Valençay 2018

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Domaines Minchin Le Claux Delorme Valençay 2018

Country - France

Region - Loire

Grape Varieties - Sauvignon Blanc 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Domaine Minchin

Tasting notes - Bright aromas of citrus zest, peach and pear are complemented by hints of eucalyptus and a distinctive minerality. Refreshing and beautifully balanced, with citrus and floral notes leading a long, elegant finish.

Domaines Minchin Le Claux Delorme Valençay 2018

Refreshing, with a beautifully balanced palate of citrus
zest, peach, pear and pure mineral hints and a fruity,
rounded finish.


Producer Note
Domaines Minchin is located in the heart of the Loire Valley. Having studied oenology
at Beaune and Dijon, Bertrand Minchin acquired his first vineyards in the village of
Morogues over 20 years ago, planting them with eight hectares of Sauvignon Blanc
and seven of Pinot Noir. Today with an established reputation for quality, the estate
has doubled in size to 17 hectares in Menetou-Salon and a further 14 in Valençay.
The modern winery incorporates the latest technology and Bertrand is hand-crafting
award-winning wines that are on a par with the finest Sancerre.


Vintage
2018 will go down in history as a legendary vintage - no spring frosts, perfect weather
conditions throughout the growing season and just the right amount of water when
needed. Blue skies and temperatures in the mid-30s throughout the harvest, created
the perfect opportunity to harvest at optimal ripeness without rushing. The wines
have the perfect balance of ripeness of fruit and classic Loire freshness.
Vineyard
Valençay became an AOC appellation in 2003 and is situated in the eastern part of
the Loire Valley, approximately 60 miles west of Sancerre. The terroir is characterised
by clay, limestone and flinty soils which impart the distinctive mineral characters to
the wine. The region is influenced by the northern, cool climate, resulting in lively
wines from grapes with characteristic high levels of acidity. Domaine Minchin is
certified by Haute Valeur Environmentale and the vineyards are managed
according to a strict sustainable philosophy, known as la lutte raisonnée. The
vineyard is planted with grass, and the soil is tilled and worked to ensure the health
and vigour of the vine, while encouraging beneficial biodiversity. Debudding takes
place in spring along with careful canopy management in summer, including
thinning, which encourages the grapes to reach optimal ripeness and concentrates
the flavours in the berries.


Winemaking
The grapes were harvested at optimal maturity and gently crushed with a
pneumatic press. Fermentation took place with selected yeasts in temperature
controlled tanks and winemaker Bertrand ensured the temperatures remained low to
preserve the purity of fruit and aromatics of the Sauvignon Blanc grape. The wine
was aged in vats on its lees for five to six months to impart texture and complexity.


Tasting Note
Bright aromas of citrus zest, peach and pear are complemented by hints of
eucalyptus and a distinctive minerality. Refreshing and beautifully balanced, with
citrus and floral notes leading a long, elegant finish.


Grape
Sauvignon Blanc 100%

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