EXILS Sancerre Blanc 2021

François Crochet Vintage 2021 Bottle Sizes 750ml Country France Region Loire Valley Appellation Sancerre Wine Type White - Still Varietals Sauvignon Blanc Farming Organic Vineyard This plot, acquired just after François moved to the estate, allowed the expression in the cellar of a terroir absent from Bué: Silex (flint). In fact, you have to "go into exile" outside the Bué terroirs to reach this plot, located in the village of Thauvenay. Soil Silex Viticulture The vineyard is 18 years old and has been farmed organically for several years and was officially certified AB in 2017. Practice of biodynamics since 2018 and official conversion in 2020. A natural grass cover is left to develop in some vines depending on the soil and the slope. The grass is worked by hand to remove weeds between each vine in the row. Debudding in Spring. Summer harvest depending on the vintage. Vinification Grapes are hand harvested and rigorously sorted. The harvest date is set after analysis of the juice and tasting of both grapes and juice in order to get perfect maturity. The yield aimed for this cuvée varies between 40 and 45 hl per ha. Grapes are carried to the cellar in a bin fitted with a vibrating system and transported into the pneumatic press by conveyor belt. Whole grape pressing combined with a sequential program allow a very gentle extraction of the juice. After a settling period the juice is racked and the alcoholic fermentation with natural yeasts takes place. When completed the wine is matured on its fine lees for 11 months in an oak vat. Cold settling and filtering on cellulose plates before bottling. Back to Current Releases