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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.Buy this wine
Made with great care and attention to detail, Les Belles Vignes represents the best alliance of the three terroirs.
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.
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!
Its sharp lemon-lime fruit is fully revealed with delicate seafood, it will be ideal for your refined shellfish: oysters, lobsters, crayfish, crabs…
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.
93/100 – ‘Pomelo aromas are heady and juicy. In the mouth the flavors are bright and tart with mixed citrus, vegetal notes of white asparagus and fresh garden herbs. The ripe citrus flesh flavor persists through a long finish.’
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.
91 points / Full of smoky, flinty mineral character with a zippy, herbaceous mintiness and some pretty rose petal and orange blossom florals.
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93 points / Exotic aromas of mango, papaya and lime with fresh thyme and other herbs. Medium body. Crisp acidity. Serious Sancere here. Drink now.