Appellation : Sancerre blanc
Area: 10,60 ha
Grape variety : Sauvignon Blanc
This wine is a blending made with grapes from different plots located on the three types of soil of the “Sancerrois”: Marly, Flinty, Pebbly limestone.
The grapes are hand-picked and sorted on a table in the vineyards, then transferred to the cellar with great care in order to preserve their integrity. The pneumatic pressing and cold settling lasting from 12 to 24 hours take place before the natural fermentation in thermo-regulated tanks. This vinification method gives the wine its typicity and respects the terroir.
Very nice pale yellow colour with pale green highlights. A lovely complex nose of citrus fruits, flowers and minerality. The entry is fresh and clean, then well-structured, with both roundness and liveliness. An ample wine, a beautiful aromatic power. This wine fills your mouth. Lovely length. Ideal with goat cheese (dry and young), grilled fish, poultry.
Tasting commentaries by Jean-Christophe Pouteau, Sommelier-Cellar Master, qualified from Suze La Rousse Wine University.
Ageing Potential :
Our white Sancerre wine “la Mercy-Dieu” will reach its peak from 6 to12 months after the harvest and you'll enjoy it all through the ageing. You can keep it from 3 to 6 years. It depends on the vintage and the storage.