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Les Marnes 2013, Les Caves du Prieuré, Sancerre

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Les Marnes 2013 - Les Caves du Prieuré, Sancerre

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The opinion of the sommelier

Sancerre is mainly known for its white wines made from sauvignon. Many people do not know that it is also a great terroir for red wines! This is why I chose this great red Sancerre in order to broaden your horizons. Its really light colour and its herbaceous nose can be surprising, but I hope it will make you feel likelearning more by tasting, so as to discover its really nice aromas of red currant. Just remember one thing : the wine has to be a little chilled, so serve it between 12 and 14°C. 

 

Terroir

Before the phylloxera crisis at the end on the 19th Century (that destroyed many of the vineyards in France), Sancerre was better known for its red wines than its white wines. Traumatised by the crisis, the winemakers lost their trust in pinot noir and planted sauvignon so as to make white wines. A few decades later, when they understood that they were safe from the phylloxera, winemakers started planting pinot noir again.

lecepageGrape variety

France is the country that produces the most pinot noir in the world. It is the main variety for red wines in Burgundy. It is also the only black variety in Sancerre. It gives very fine wines with a lot of fruity aromas and very low tannins. But it is an unpredictable and delicate variety. This is the reason why most winemakers of the new world choose to plant safer varieties.

lemillesime Vintage

The 2013 vintage was rough for winemakers in the Loire Valley. Hail, snow, and thunderstorm…nothing was spared to them. All these events resulted in low yields, which are bad news for the winemakers’ business, but good news for thewine lovers. Indeed, the low yields increased the concentration in the grapes, letting h ope powerful and tasty wines. 

lerecoltant A winemaker, a family

The Caves du Prieuré were created in 1971 by Jacques and Geneviève Guillerault. Nowadays, it is Gilles, their son, who is in charge and willing to use only sustainable methods. The use of chemical products is drastically limited. It is a really meaningful choice in Sancerre as the pinot noir is so delicate and is very sensitive to various attacks.
 
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Sancerre is mainly known for its white wines made from sauvignon. Many people do not know that it is also a great terroir for red wines!

 
 
  • Température :12° - 14°C
  • Decanting :Open just before serving. 
  • Aging potential :until 2018
Food and wine pairings
Roasted ham
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Chicken escalope
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Fresh goat
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Strawberry pie
 
 
Appearance -Light ruby colour.
Ruby red
Nose -Herbaceous flavours with hints of red currant.
Aromatic intensity :
Revealing when aereating
Wine Aromas :
Red Fruits
Plants and vegetables
Aromas : herbaceaous, red currant.

Mouth
- Fruity and refreshing aromas.

Acidity level :
Fresh

Sugar Level :
Soft

Body / alcohol :
Light

Tannins :
Weak

Wood level :
Not woody

Aftertaste
: soft and nice.

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