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Clos du roc

Sancerre Blanc AOP

The Clos du Roc stems from the famous and ancient Saint-Satur Abbaye circa 1450. Located on a steep south facing flinty hill, it is one of the most beautiful plots of the Sancerre appellation. The vines get the maximum sunlight and grow sheltered from the cold winds, protected by the forest ‘Bois de Charne’ located just above the vineyard.

 

Located on a steep south facing flinty hill, it is one of the most beautiful plots of the Sancerre appellation.

Single-Vineyard Cuvées

Single vineyards’ wines are the essence of Domaine Fournier Père et Fils’ philosophy. They are selected based on in-depth knowledge of our terroirs. Only parcels with exceptional ‘climates’ are included in the selection.
Equivalent to the ‘Grands Crus’ in Burgundy, we’ve decided to grow them and ferment them in very small volume with the greatest attention. The volumes produced each year are very limited and may vary depending on the vintage.

WINEMAKING & AGEING

The ‘Clos du Roc’ is harvested with care, at perfect maturity. The extraction of the juices is done at low pressure before the cold storage on its fine lees for 6 to 8 days prior to the start of the fermentation. The juices are fermented at low temperature and then aged on their fine lees for 10-12 months with a weekly batonnage to reveal all the richness and the complexity of this beautiful vineyard.

FOOD PAIRING

The Clos du Roc is grown on the famous Silex (flint) terroir, its freshness and its minerality are the perfect match with seafood. Clos du Roc will compliment your most subtle dishes like asparagus and fish tartare, cooked in a court- bouillon or marinated.

Tasting note

smell & taste

Clos du Roc is a delight with its citrus notes on the nose and its tense, dense, long palate and mineral finish.

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Notes & Awards

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Date Vintage Publication Awards
2020 2018 Consult
2020 2018 Consult
2020 2018 Consult
2020 2018

92 / A subtle Sancerre with class and subtlety, offering sliced lemon and apple aromas and flavors with some lime and mineral. Medium-bodied with a creamy texture and a fine finish. Drink now.

2020 2018
2020 2018

93 / An impressive single-vineyard wine, this is powerfully rich as well as finely textured. Apple fruits are enriched by touches of apricots and ripe Bartlett pears. The wine’s texture promises further aging, so drink from 2021.

2020 2018
2020 2018 Consult
2019 2017

93 / This single-vineyard wine is richly textured with intense fruit that comes from 12 months’ aging on the lees. The density balances with fresh citrus and green-fruit flavors to give a rich wine that is ready to drink.

2019 2017

91 / Aromas of cooked apple and lemon with some sliced honey dew melon. Medium to full body. Dry and tangy with a creamy texture and a minerally aftertaste to the fruit. Drink now.

2019 2017
2018 2017 Consult
2018 2017

17 / 20 : Nez pêche jaune, épices, bouche tendue, solaire, épicéee, dense, long, complexe, poivré en finale.

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