This Sauvignon Blanc comes from vines that are more than 50 years of age, planted in flint soil Silex. They are cultivated following traditional, sustainable methods so as to maximize respect for the ecosystem and the environment. These soils encourage a slower maturation of the grapes, which allows a later harvest and an improved resistance to disease. This soil produces a wine with remarkable potential for aging.
Alcohol Grade: 13.7%
Aging/ Vinification: After the grapes reach their peak maturity in October, they are picked by hand and then sorted into boxes. The grapes are put in whole bunches into the hydraulic press (Coquard) where the pressing is done in a gentle and slow manner in order to obtain a clear juice of the highest quality. This juice is then put in to barrels of 2000 liters. It remains between eight and twelve months, during which it will undergo fermentation and a period of resting on lees.
Best to have it: 6-10ºC
Aging Potential: 8-10 years
Size: 750 ml
The Winery: Domaine Delaporte
Located in the heart of the Sancerre region, Domaine Delaporte is a family business that has been passed from father to son since the 17th century. The Domaine is found in the beautiful village of Chavignol, which is renowned for the goat cheese Crottin de Chavignol. Since 2010, Vincent Delaporte’s grandson, Matthieu Delaporte, has been focused on further improving the Domaine’s wine. Precision, balance, and complexity are the maxims of the Domaine Delaporte cuvées, with each delivering a strong sense of individual terroir, marked by considerable minerality, power, and freshness.