This wine has a pale yellow colour with an expressive and elegant nose. Aromas of citrus and gooseberry are complemented by floral and limestone notes which follow through on to the rounded palate. Medium-bodied with a crisp, saline finish.
- Winemaker: David Sautereau
- Alcohol (ABV): 13 %
- Acidity: 5.5 g/l
- Residual sugar: 0.5 g/l
- pH: 3.2
- Case barcode: 23569867500104
The Domaine's 22 hectares of vineyard are situated mainly in Crézancy, with a tiny proportion located in Bué and the village of Sancerre itself. The range of soils in this area, many of which are predominantly calcerous, allows David a good spread of different blending components for the wine, giving more complex and varied flavours.
2018 was a vintage shaped by extraordinary extremes of weather ranging from record levels of spring rainfall to summer heatwaves. The rain through winter and spring paired with a hot April encouraged early budbreak and flowering. Followed by a very hot summer, the grapes were harvested at optimum ripeness across the whole vineyard. The quality and quantity of the harvest was outstanding across the region.
The pressed grapes were fermented in stainless-steel tanks at relatively cool temperatures of 16-19ºC in order to preserve the purity and aromatics of the fruit.
In the village of Crézancy, seven kilometres west of Sancerre, the Sautereau family has been producing wine for nine generations. The winery is now being run by David Sautereau, who is producing modern, attractive wines that offer excellent value for money.