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The near-vertical slope of the Monts Damnés produces wines that have delicate tropical fruit (a proof of ripe Sauvignon grapes) and vibrant citrus aromas. The palate confirms this fruitiness and brings a nice and clean mineral note. Served at 10-12°C, this very concentrated wine expresses its strong personality. With three to five years of bottle-aging, the wine gains roundness, richness and complexity.
This wine can be enjoyed with a great variety of dishes : Asian recipes, white meats like veal escalope stuffed with prawns and marjoram. As for cheese, a Munster would do a great match.
During the harvest, only the very ripest grapes are hand-picked and carefully brought to the cellar where they are gently pressed to release their aromas. The must is left to settle naturally for a couple of days and fermented, in thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks. The wine is then matured on its fine lees between 9 to 10 months before bottling.
Concentrated and well-balanced, this wine offers an authentic and fleshy Sauvignon blanc.
La Côte des Monts Damnés is a very steep south and south-west facing slope in Chavignol composed of Kimmeridgian marls (a soil made up of fossilized seashells and clay). This terroir gives roundness, deepness and a great longevity to the wines. It’s one of the best plot in Sancerre and since the 11th century, noblemen would argue just to possess a small parcel.
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