Domaine Serge Laloue Sancerre 'Les Poitevinnes' 2019

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An elegant and complex expression of Sancerre, with concentrated Mirabelle plum and peach underpinned by delicate hints of liquorice, anise and mineral notes. Lovely rounded texture on the palate is beautifully framed by mineral freshness.

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The grapes are grown in 0.55 hectares of vineyard within the estate, from vines with an average age of 30 to 35 years. The vines face a south-easterly orientation, maximising exposure to the sun to assist ripening of the berries. The soils are predominantly calcareous clay, which typically has a high limestone content, producing elegant and textured wines with distinctive minerality. The vineyard is currently in conversion to organic status, a natural progression for the Laloue family as the farming methods used over many years have followed these principles. Vineyard management techniques include ploughing the soil instead of using herbicides and growing cover crops between the rows of vines.

The grapes were carefully selected and gently pressed before the must was vinified in temperature controlled concrete eggs. The egg shape helps to keep the liquid constantly in motion, so the temperature is more consistent and the lees remain in suspension. The resulting wine achieves a greater character and volume on the palate. Fermentation took place with selected yeasts and once fermentation was complete, the wine was matured on its lees in concrete eggs for 10 months.

 
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RRP £26.75
Vintage 2019
Alcoholic strength 14%
Country France
Region Loire
Subregion Sancerre
Grapes Sauvignon Blanc 100%
Dry/Sweet value 1
Contains sulphites Yes
Vegetarian Yes
Vegan Yes
Milk No
Eggs No
Organic No
Biodynamic No
Closure Cork
 
Domaine Serge Laloue

The Domaine is located five kilometres south of Sancerre in Thauvenay and was created by Serge Laloue in the sixties. Christine and her brother Franck have continued their father’s work since the 1990s and Clément, Franck's son, recently joined the Domain following his viticulture studies. The estate revolves around an environmentally responsible approach with meticulous work in the vineyards to respect the natural balance of the vines and obtain the highest quality grapes. In 2019, the domain started the conversion to organic farming, a natural progression as their farming methods were already very close to organic. The first certified organic vintage will be 2023. The domain is HVE certified, a complementary certification recognising environmental biodiversity and natural resource management.

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