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Sancerre Blanc AOP
Our ‘Les Monts Damnés’ single vineyard is the most famous ‘Grand Cru’ of the Sancerre appellation. Grown on ‘Terres Blanches’ terroir, we cultivate our vineyard with the utmost care. Les Monts Damnés is the vineyard with the highest altitude (436meters) of our Domaine, it is always very windy and produces year in year out perfectly healthy grapes.Buy this wine
Les Monts Damnés is the vineyard with the highest altitude (436meters) of our Domaine
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.
Our Monts Damnés vineyard is harvested with care at perfect maturity. The extraction of the juices is done at low pressure before the cold storage on it’s fine lees for 6 to 8 days prior to the start of the fermentation. The juices are fermented at low temperatures 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.
Thanks to its length and velvet on the palate Les Monts Damnés is best revealed with a pike in white butter or with a risotto with porcini mushrooms, some scallops or a lemon turbot fish.
Les Mont Damnés will seduce you by its intense mineral notes and golden-green colour. The palate is lean and fruity but not too exuberant, expressing an exceptional Sauvignon Blanc from one of the finest climates of the Sancerre appellation.
92/100 – ‘Fresh aromatics of Persian lime juice and dried white flowers mingle with more grounded notes of crushed rock. Dry and invigorating, with loads of ripe tangerine and honeydew melon, there is a fine balance struck between the bracing acidity and the mineral drive.’
94 points /Crisp, with a mineral texture and a young structure, this wine is full of potential. It comes from the legendary, steep Monts Damnés slope, the exposure giving the wine richness and concentration. The wine has a good future. Drink from 2022.
94 points / Crisp, with a mineral texture and a young structure, this wine is full of potential. It comes from the legendary, steep Monts Damnés slope, the exposure giving the wine richness and concentration. The wine has a good future. Drink from 2022.
94 points / Cellar Selection. This vineyard in Chavignol is renowned for its steep slope and great wines. This wine has a grassy character, with green herb-flavors and considerable acidity and dense texture. As it has aged, it has developed asparagus flavors that cut the acidity while reinforcing the texture of the wine. Drink now.