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Domaine Paul Prieur et Fils, Montes Damnes, Sancerre 2017
Sauvignon Blanc 100%
Very fresh and delicate with notes of white fruit, elderflower and lime oil. Fleur de sel and intriguing mineral accents emerge on to the palate and give this wine great length. It is very composed and shows great purity expressing the true terroir of Sancerre
The legendary Monts Damnés terroir was the first hill in Sancerre to have been planted with vines. The grapes growing here reach excellent maturity and are always the last to be harvested. The wines produced are endowed with amazing substance and express all the mineral richness of their terroir. The precision applied in the racking operations and in the length of ageing preserves the wine’s potential. One third of the wines is aged in 600L barrels between 2 to 4 years old with the rest in tank. The wines are neither fined nor filtered.
The Prieurs come from a long line of wine growers. The newest member of the family to take charge of the winemaking is the youthful and enthusiastic Luc Prieur, who completed his studies at Lycee Viticole in Beaune. The Burgundian philosophy is felt in their wines, with a respect for individual vineyard plots, producing cuvees based on their terroirs. The Prieur’s try to intervene as little as possible in the vinification process.