Domaine Delaporte Sancerre Chavignol Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc in its purest form
Style Domaine Delaporte Sancerre Chavignol Blanc 2021
Characteristics Domaine Delaporte Sancerre Chavignol Blanc
The kimmeridgian loam soil is the perfect place for it to grow. Here, on this surface of clay and seashells, Sauvignon Blanc emerges in all its splendour. Intensely aromatic and refreshing, this variety is perfectly at home in the A.O.C. Sancerre. At present only 14 villages are authorised to use this denomination. One of them is Chavignol (in central France), a place where they can boast of having three of the best vineyards in the area: Le Cul de Beaujeu, La Grande Côte and Les Monts Damnés, the latter being the birthplace of Domaine Delaporte Sancerre Chavignol Blanc.
Les Monts Damnes, which means The Damned Mountain, is a plot with quite steep and rugged slopes, where the winemakers’ work is almost impossible. Since 2010 these vines have been grown organically, without the use of herbicides. This land is owned by the Delaporte family, who have been dedicated to the cultivation and production of wine since the 17th century. Now run by Matthieu Delaporte, who has made some changes and introduced some new processes, the 33 hectares of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir are worked with the minimal intervention and a very small yield.
The winemaking process, always using their own grapes, is carried out with minimal intervention (no sulphur is added), with wood and with impeccable cleanliness. This is Matthieu Delaporte’s aim when he makes Domaine Delaporte Sancerre Chavignol Blanc. These grapes are harvested by hand and quickly taken to the winery in 12 kg crates. Following the selection process, where the best bunches are chosen, the whole grapes are placed in the hydraulic press, where they will be very gently and slowly crushed in order to obtain a very high quality, clear must. Domaine Delaporte Sancerre Chavignol Blanc is then aged in 600-litre barrels for a full year. During this time, the yeasts used for alcoholic fermentation and the lees will finish shaping Domaine Delaporte Sancerre Chavignol Blanc. The rest is a matter of time and patience.
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Tasting notes Domaine Delaporte Sancerre Chavignol Blanc
Domaine Delaporte Sancerre Chavignol Blanc 2020 is an aromatic white with power and texture. The nose is intense and complex, with balsamic (pine resin, beeswax and eucalyptus), floral (acacia and lime) and fruity (kiwi and citrus) notes. The palate is clean and firm, crisp, with a pleasant acidity. The citrus, meringue, floral and woody notes remain. Long and persistent.