Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
The Vintage: 2017 has been giving our winegrowers a run for their money. Weather conditions were difficult; growers have had to contend with rain, humidity, frost and even sunscald, but have carried on regardless. Luckily nature rallied at the eleventh hour, and the vintage will be an excellent one after all. 2017’s wines are expected to show good purity of flavour; and as with all late
vintages, they have plenty of freshness and a crisp texture.
Terroir: The grapes come from a plot of old vines, planted in clay-limestone chalk soil. Les Chasseignes lies on a slope in the village of Sury en vaux.
Food pairing: This white Sancerre pairs well with baked gratin dishes, as well as shellfish served in a sauce ; such as scallops in a Hollandaise sauce, king prawns and lobster. Its favourite companion is crottin de Chavignol goat’s cheese.