Sancerre Domaine Pre Semele
A classically made Sancerre with crisp, crunchy grapefruit and lime citrus flavours and a gently herbaceous element adding complexity. There is a mouth-watering, saline minerality to the long finish. A perfect example of Sauvignon Blanc, from the famous region of Loire Valley.
Julien and Clément manage 20 hectares of vines. Soils are primarily the classic ‘terres blanches’ clay-chalk, a heavier soil which gives the wines a ripe fruit character, and some ‘caillottes’, a form of limestone. A very modern, well-equipped, stainless steel cellar allows them to control the temperature of the wines during fermentation and later storage in tank prior to bottling to retain the freshness of the fruit characters. Aged in stainless steel for ten months on its lees.