Sancerre Chavignol La Côte 2019
Bottle Sizes 750ml
Region Loire Valley
Wine Type White - Still
Varietals Sauvignon Blanc
Vineyard Gerard has been working with the vines in La Grande Côte (he refers to as La Côte) since 2010. The vines have a south/ south-east exposure allowing for ripeness levels to reach their maximum. This is one of Chavignol's top crus along with Clos de Beaujeu and Monts Damnés.
Soil Marne kimmeridgean "terres blanches" (clay limestone)
Viticulture As with each of Boulay's vineyards, organic methods are used as Gérard works the soils and harvest the grapes by hand.
Vinification Fermentation always occurs naturally. Only natural yeast is used as nothing is added and no manipulation ever occurs. Élevage is approximately 10 months in a combination of stainless steel tank and 300 liter barriques (at least 3 years old). No new wood is ever used. Bottling occurs right before the following harvest allowing the wines to spend as much time on their lees as possible.
Aging 10 months on the lees in a combination of 330 liter barrel and tank.
Production 250 cases
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