Cherrier Freres, Sauvignon Blanc, Sancerre Les Renarderies, Loire Valley 2020
Organic farming practices, native yeast fermentation. This Sancerre is remarkably refreshing with expressive aromas of gooseberries, white flowers, Meyer lemon, and gunflint minerality from the silex terroir of the region. The palate is crisp and deliciously balanced.
Based in Verdigny, within the Appellations of Sancerre and Menetou-Salon, the Cherrier brothers farm 20 hectares of vines spread out over five different villages around Sancerre and 10 hectares in Menetou-Salon. The diversity of vineyard sites allows them to blend Sauvignon Blanc from the three types of typical Sancerre terroir to create harmonious and balanced wines. Silex (flint) brings minerality and flintiness. Terre Blanche, or Kimmeridgean marl (clay with limestone underneath) brings richness, and Caillottes (gravelly limestone) brings acidity.
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc