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Sancerre rouge

Le Graveron

A deep-colored wine with garnet shades which is presenting a complex nose of black berry and fresh caramel notes. It then opens on intense notes of red fruits, chocolate and spices. The attack is fresh. The fine and silky tannins give a full-bodied wine which has a lacy structure. « Le Graveron » is unctuous with a brilliant end on notes of chocolate flavoured red fruits.

Can be tasted with red or white meats such as a prime rib or with minced poultry with morels.

After visiting the plot and tasting the berries, the grapes are hand-picked at perfect maturity in 12 kg cases. They are immediately brought to the cellar located nearby, to be carefully hand-sorted by 9 persons. The grapes are then destemmed before being gravity-fed into a wooden tank for maceration for 4 to 6 days. The must is daily stirred to perfectly release aromas and color.

The alcoholic fermentation takes place in these wooden tanks for 8 to 10 days. During this process, two pumping paired with a manual punching are carried out daily until mid-fermentation. The fermentation temperature does not exceed 25°C in order to preserve the perfect expression of the fruit and to offer a slow extraction of the tannins.

Once the alcoholic fermentation is done, the wine is racked by gravity and aerated. It is then kept at low temperature in stainless steel tanks until spring before the beginning of the malolactic fermentation.

Concentration and generosity ensure a very promising future for this very delicate wine.

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Winegrowing & Terroir

The vineyard was planted in 1997 on the kimmeridgian marls of « Chavignol » located west of Sancerre at the end of la Côte des Monts Damnés. The grapes are exclusively sourced from this plot of 1ha 30.

Grape variety: 100 % Pinot Noir

Yield: 36 hl per hectare