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Les Belles Vignes

Sancerre Blanc AOP

Carefully selected from vineyards spread over the 3 terroirs of the appellation, our Cuvée ‘Les Belles Vignes’ delights with its precision and its regularity. Domaine Fournier Père et Fils attaches the utmost importance to perfection in the vineyard and at the winery. Made with great care and attention to detail, Les Belles Vignes represents the best alliance of the three terroirs.

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Made with great care and attention to detail, Les Belles Vignes represents the best alliance of the three terroirs.

APPELLATIONS CUVÉES

Blessed with vineyards spanning in 8 communes of the appel- lation, over the years our cuvée ‘Les Belles Vignes’ has become a benchmark in Sancerre. Nested in the heart of the Verdigny village, Domaine Fournier Père et Fils, actively promotes the Sancerre wines worldwide. Sancerre is the most prestigious and renowned appellation of the Loire. Early texts dating from the Middle Ages already mention the Sancerre vineyard.

Nowadays, the appellation covers 2900 hectares located on the Loire left bank, on the Eastern side of city of Bourges. The hills are often very steep, vineyards benefit from many microclimates thanks to the highly variable expositions. Known as the international capital of Sauvignon Blanc, its inimitable style is born from the magic al- liance of these varietals and the 3 unique soils of the appellation: Silex, Caillottes and Terres Blanches.

WINEMAKING & AGEING

Our vineyards receive the utmost attention throughout the year. The plots are harvested with great care, at perfect maturity, so that each terroir can be revealed. After an extraction at low pressure, the juices ferment for 3-4 weeks at a controlled temperature. An ageing on fine lees as well as a very light filtration allow us to offer you the best of Sancerre’s terroirs!

FOOD PAIRING

Its sharp lemon-lime fruit is fully revealed with delicate seafood, it will be ideal for your refined shellfish: oysters, lobsters, crayfish, crabs…

Tasting note

Smell & taste

The nose is sustained and asserted on lemony aromas accompanied by blackcurrant bud notes. The first sensations in the palate reveal a subtle and rich aromatic array, with a refined and silky ‘lemon-sorbet’ texture.

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Notes & Awards

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2020 2019

92 points  / Plenty of green apple, lemon and hints of honey to the mineral undertones. Full-bodied with a creamy texture and a flavorful finish. Drink now.

2020 2019
2020 2019

91 points / Full of smoky, flinty mineral character with a zippy, herbaceous mintiness and some pretty rose petal and orange blossom florals.

2020 2019
2020 2019 Consult
2020 2019

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2019 2018

93 points / Exotic aromas of mango, papaya and lime with fresh thyme and other herbs. Medium body. Crisp acidity. Serious Sancere here. Drink now.

2019 2018
2019 2018
2018 2017

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2018 2017
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2017 2016
2017 2016

91 points

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