Domaine des Brosses Sancerre 2018

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Tasting Notes

Pale golden in colour, this wine has ripe citrus aromas paired with herbaceous notes. Its structured yet balanced palate reveals the consecrated minerality and freshness of an excellent Sancerre.

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Vegan, Vegetarian, Practising Organic

Vineyards

The Girard family have six different parcels of Sancerre vineyards. Their hillside vineyards are located on classic clay and chalk soils, giving the grippy, mineral style expected of true Sancerre. Domaine des Brosses has used a machine harvester to collect the grapes since 1989. This is so that the Sauvignon Blanc is brought to the winery in the coolness of night-time, thus retaining the classic citrus and gooseberry aromas and flavours of Sancerre.

Vinification

Fermentation took place at 16°C in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks to avoid oxidation. No oak was used, but the wine remained on its fine lees for four months to add weight to the palate and round the finish.

Producer

Domaine des Brosses was established in 1875 and lies 10 kilometres south of the town of Sancerre. The Girard family modernised the winery and vineyards when they bought the estate in 1973. Nicolas Girard has now taken over his father’s 11 hectare estate and together with his brother Anthony, is making wines that are fresh, modern and aromatic. Both the brothers have travelled extensively throughout the wine world and have used the knowledge and experience acquired to underpin the style of their classic Sancerre.

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