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Les Belles Vignes

Sancerre Rouge AOP

Selected from a dozen parcels spread over the Terres Blanches and Caillottes terroirs, our cuvée ‘Les Belles Vignes’ rouge reveals all the capacity of the Pinot Noir grape variety on the best Sancerre terroirs. Our vines are planted on steep slopes with multiple exposures giving the maximum complexity to Les Belles Vignes.

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Selected from a dozen parcels spread over the Terres Blanches and Caillottes 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

Les Belles Vignes Rouge comes from a rigorous selection where only the best grapes are kept. The ‘whole bunch’ vinification is done after a 1week ‘cold maceration’ to extract the color and the softest tannins. The ‘alcoholic’ and ‘malolactic’ fermentations are made in tanks. The best Pinot Noir are then aged in Burgundy oak barrels. The wine is carefully aged before its bottling 12 to 18 months after the harvest.

FOOD PAIRING

Les Belles Vignes is a lively cuvée that elegantly shines with a platter of charcuterie. It is also an ideal match with your stew dishes or duck parmentier.

Tasting note

Aromas & taste

Ruby-garnet color, the aromas of morello cherries with brandy and leather develop on the first nose. The first sensation proudly exhibits its red fruit aromatic range. The palate is charming, leaning on soft tannins, enhanced by raspberry and fresh blackberry aromas.

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Notes & Awards

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Date Vintage Publication Awards
2020 2018 Consult
2019 2017

92 points / A very pretty red with soft and succulent tannins to the juicy and savory fruit. Plenty of dried strawberry and hints of earth. Medium body. Flavorful finish. Drink now.

2017 2015

Concours des Grands Vins de France à Mâcon

2015 2012
2012 2009

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