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Cherrier Père et fils, Sancerre, L'Essentiel, 2019

Cherrier Père et fils, Sancerre, L'Essentiel, 2019

L’Essentiel is a selection from a vineyard farmed bio-dynamically, made naturally, left for an extended time on its lees and then bottled without filtration. Explosively open scent of ripe citrus and white flowers; and then an exotically... Read More

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ColourWhite

RegionLoire

GrowerCherrier Père et fils

Grape VarietySauvignon Blanc

Vintage2019

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeROS419

Style

Dry

Dry > Sweet

Loire Valley

In early February I undertook our annual visit to the wine fair in Angers, escaping the snow which engulfed much of the UK during that week.

This is the yearly opportunity for the vast majority of vignerons in the Loire valley to show off their latest offerings to the rest of the world. The early season’s weather in 2008 was not kind, with variously frost, hail and torrential...

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Sauvignon Blanc

Origins      

  • Probably in Bordeaux region
  • Parent of red grape Cabernet Sauvignon (established by DNA analysis)

Characteristics

  • Vigorous plant, so can be too leafy and overproductive
  • Aromas and flavours described as: herbaceous, grassy and nettley; Gooseberries; but can also show more tropical fruits...
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Cherrier Père et fils, Sancerre, L'Essentiel, 2019

L’Essentiel is a selection from a vineyard farmed bio-dynamically, made naturally, left for an extended time on its lees and then bottled without filtration. Explosively open scent of ripe citrus and white flowers; and then an exotically flavoured mouthful of greengages, grapefruit and orchard fruits. In some ways akin to a very lightly oaked white Bordeaux, this is a fascinating and exciting bottle. Now-2023

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