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  • Pouilly-Fumé 2017, Sebastien Treuillet, 13% vol, 75cl

    Pouilly-Fumé 2017, Sebastien Treuillet, 13% vol, 75cl

    LV05

    This is a lovely domaine, but not one that can boast a history of multiple generations of winemakers. From a cereal farming family, Sebastien Treuillet created Domaine Treuillet in 1991 and today has just over 4ha of Sauvignon Blanc vines grown on a mixture of different soils.

     

    His Pouilly-Fumé is textbook. Very pale in appearance the nose has intense notes of citrus and white fruit aromas that follow on to the palate that is full of lovely minerality and fresh acidity. The wines are vinified and aged in stainless steel to emphasise its vibrancy and floral chareacter.

    £18.90

  • Sancerre Rouge 2016, Domaine Jean-Paul Balland, Bué, 13% vol, 75cl

    Sancerre Rouge 2016, Domaine Jean-Paul Balland, Bué, 13% vol, 75cl

    LVR03

    Jean-Paul Balland has handed over the running of the domaine to his two daughters – Burgundy-trained oenologist Isabelle makes the wines, and Elise runs an impressively efficient office. They have some 20 hectares with fine plots on Le Grand Chemarin and Le Chêne Marchand.

     

    The wines of Bué are full and rich in style, the Balland wines are a classic example from this village. It is said that Jean-Paul made the best wine in the village: we certainly don’t believe that Isabelle is doing any less well – lovely  wines.

     

    The Sancerre Rouge is 100% Pinot Noir from a small, 1 hectare, vineyard.

     

    The maceration and alcoholic fermentation takes place in stainless steel, temperature regulated tanks. Daily pumping over  gives a delicate extraction of colour and flavour. The ageing and malolactic fermentation is in 600 litre barrels (demi-muids) for 1 year.

     

    A brilliant ruby-red appearance, clear and bright. On the nose the initial aromas are of violets and red fruits with a hint of smokiness. The palate is initially very dry with tannic attack that fades to a fruity character with hints of spice, pepper and smoke on the finish.

    £18.96

  • Sancerre 2017/18, Jean-Paul Balland, Bué, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    Sancerre 2017/18, Jean-Paul Balland, Bué, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    LV15

    Jean-Paul Balland has handed over the running of the domaine to his two daughters – Burgundy-trained oenologist Isabelle makes the wines, and Elise runs an impressively efficient office. They have some 20 hectares with fine plots on Le Grand Chemarin and Le Chêne Marchand.

     

    The wines of Bué are full and rich in style, the Balland wines are a classic example from this village. It is said that Jean-Paul made the best wine in the village: we certainly don’t believe that Isabelle is doing any less well – lovely  wines.

     

    100% Sauvignon Blanc, the grapes are pressed in a pneumatic press before fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. Only wild yeasts are used. The fermenting wine is regularly stirred (batonnage) to maximise the flavour and character of the wine.

     

    Dry, fresh and very zippy, this is classic Sancerre at its very best.

     

     

    £19.26

  • Savennières “La Croix Picot” 2016, Famille Fournier Longchamps, 13.3% vol, 75cl

    Savennières “La Croix Picot” 2016, Famille Fournier Longchamps, 13.3% vol, 75cl

    LV13

    Savennières is renowned for making some of the finest dry Chenin Blanc in the world. The wines are noted for their intensity of flavour and nerve and energy.

     

    It is a small appelation (145 hectares) on the north bank of the Loire just to the south west of Anjou.

     

    This estate was created in 2007 when Philippe Fournier amalgamated two existing estate. The vineyards are now certified organic with low yields (25hl/ha), and a purely manual harvest conducted by making several passes through the vineyards.

     

    La Croix Picot” is from vines grown on a clay/schist soil. The wine is aged for 12 months in oak barrels and then for a further 6 months on its fine lees in larger oak vats.

     

    It is a dry, full bodied Chenin Blanc with succulent mouthfeel, intense aromas and extraordinary ageing potential. The wine does not undergo the malolactic fermentation to enhance the freshness and bouquet.

     

     

     

     

    £20.40

  • Sancerre “Pieuchaud” 2017, Domaine Paul Prieur et Fils, 13% vol, 75cl

    Sancerre “Pieuchaud” 2017, Domaine Paul Prieur et Fils, 13% vol, 75cl

    LV07

    This wonderful family domaine has been in the Prieur family for 11 generations and is today run by Luc and Philippe Prieur.

     

    The estate comprises 13.5ha of Sauvignon Blanc in the village of Verdigny, just to the north west of the town of Sancerre. Here the soils are mainly limestone based but the family also have 5ha of flinty, “silex” soil in the village of Thauvenay. The silex soil adds a distinctive smoky edge to the wines. The domaine also has 5ha of Pinot Noir.

     

    Although not currently certified organic, the domaine bans the use of weedkillers and insecticides and the harvest is manual with several sweeps through the vineyards.

     

    Fruit for the lieu dit Pieuchaud cuvée is from the eponymous vineyard on the silex soils of Thauvenay. The grapes are carefully pressed in a pneumatic press before fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel vats. The wine is then aged for 14 months in a combination of old 1,600 litre wooden vats (80%) and 600 litre barrels.

     

    Production is small at around 5,000 bottles.

     

    Dry and fresh with layered flavours of grass and smoky flint notes, the ageing in barrel adds depth, richness and complexity rarely seen in Sancerre.

     

    £28.62