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Sancerre les Romains – Blanc

type of soil : Sparnacian Flint
Sub-soil : Oxfordian Chalk
acreage : 2 acres
year of plantation : 1965-1972
exposition : West
slope : 30%
altitude : 260 to 280m
varietal : Sauvignon Blanc+Sauvignon Yellow
Harvest : machine and hand
Vinification : fermentation and ageing 9 to 10 months in 600 litre (150 gallons) oak casks

1995 Yellow gold colour. Good acidity and balanced. Strong rather pronounced vineyard flavour. Grassy wine with asparagus, New World Sauvignon type without wood flavour. Nose still a bit exclusive needs to develop.

1996 Full bodied wine, rich and spicy with good acidity level needing care to best express its strength.

1997 Pale gold rounded wine for drinking in two years showing itself from its young age, acidity well harmonised with alcohol

 

Sancerre de la Vigne du Larrey


type of soil : Hauterive Chalk
acreage : 3.8 acres
year of plantation : 1947-1949-1952-1956
exposition : East
slope : 30 to 45%
altitude : 150 to 185m
varietal : Little Sauvignon Yellow
Harvest : by hand only
Vinification : fermentation and ageing 9 to 11 months in 600 litre (150 gallons) new oak casks for half and one year old casks for the other half

1993 Overripe aromas, very well balanced alcohol acidity, wine will keep a long time still needing time to develop. Subtle nose of dried roses, undergrowth, mushrooms, a hint of sweet almonds and acacias.

Well rounded palate.

1994 Slightly woody with a hint of botrytis affected grapes, deep gold colour. Tropical fruits, bananas, hawthorn and white flowers nose. Wine developing towards characteristic roundness.

1995 Lingers on the palate, full bodied and delicate with much content. Aromas of grapefruit and exotic fruits, light fruit. Roundness a feature of the vineyard.

1996 wine full of already developed fruit freshness. Wine needing to develop several more years still to reach its optimum.

 

 

Sancerre Galinot

type of soil : Sparnacian Flint
acreage : 1.8 acres
year of plantation : 1959
exposition : East
slope : 25%
altitude : 220 to 230m
varietal : Little Sauvignon Yellow
Harvest : by hand only
Vinification : fermentation and ageing 9 to 11 months in 600 litre (150 gallons) new oak casks for half and one year old casks for the other half

1995 Deep yellow gold colour. Aroma of cooked fruits: mixed apple and pear, wax, camomile. Very full bodied aromatic wine, typical of a wine from flinty soil. Low acidity very rounded on end of palate with much finesse. Will keep for 6 to 10 years, may be drunk now.

1996 Deep yellow gold colour. Quince, honey, gingerbread, toast aroma. Very full, dense and rich wine, nearly mellow, lingers very long on the palate. Will keep for 5 to 8 years. May be drunk now.

1997 Deep yellow gold colour. Overripe, figs and apricot aromas. Very flowery nose, especially elderflower. Wine very long on the palate and very full bodied. Good acid base allowing long ageing for more than 10 years. It is one’s duty to wait at least a year or two for it to develop.

 

Sancerre l'Amiral


type of soil : Portland Chalk
acreage : 1.1 acre
year of plantation : 1975-1985
exposition : South
slope : 5%
altitude : 185 to 205m
varietal : Sauvignon Blanc
Harvest : by hand
Vinification : fermentation and ageing 9 to 10 months in young oaks casks

1991 Very dark gold colour. Intense botrytised aroma of nutmeg and exotic fruits. Low acidity very full bodied and rounded. Drink now.

1993 Pale gold colour. Fine lemon scented nose with liquorice and mushroom aromas. Drink now.

1994 Deep old gold colour. Generous on the palate rounded and full bodied wine very mellow, slight botrytised

flavour, hint of apricots and dried fruits.

1995 Brilliant gold colour, hints of citrus fruit and almonds. Well balanced wine needs ageing.

1997 Gold colour, Aromas of fennel, liquorice, honey and cooked fruits. Full bodied aromatic wine typical of a wine from limestone soil. Low acidity and roundness on end of palate. Will keep for 5 to 7 years and worth waiting for.

Sancerre les Herses – blanc

 

type of soil : Sparnacian Flint
acreage : 2.5acres
year of plantation : 1961-1972
exposition : East
slope : 25%
altitude : 205 to 225m
varietal : Sauvignon Blanc
Harvest : by hand only
Vinification : fermentation and ageing 9 to 10 months in 150 gallons oak casks

1993 Brilliant straw yellow colour. Clean concentrated bitter and full bodied palate. Strong flinty soil flavour. Fine mellow acidity, a well structured wine.

1994 Very deep golden yellow colour with tobacco, cinnamon and mirabelle plum aromas. Overripe on palate while dry; rich and full bodied wine.

1995 Sauvignon rather flavoured still needing to develop, not ready yet.

Generous dry wine nose a little metallic with hints of oil. Wine with strong mineral flavour from flinty soil.

1997 Pale brilliant yellow colour, wine with very strong flinty soil flavour. Fine mellow acidity, well structured wine, apricot and passion fruit aromas. Sauvignon rather flavoured still needing to develop, not ready yet.

1998 Wine with deep gold colour with Sauvignon fruitiness on very pronounced flint, very good balance with aromas of crystallised fruits box and bananas. Still needs to develop until the end of ’99 at least without losing its freshness for all that.