Sancerre Eric Louis 2016

Sancerre Eric Louis 2016


Region Loire Valley

Viticulture Sustainable

Grapes Pinot Noir

Vintage 2016

Recommended service Temperature 12-14° C

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About the wine 

Winemakers Notes

Soil with mainly limestone. Reasoned culture, cover in grass, no grasskiller, disbudding, green harvest, work on the soils. The grapes are sorted and de-stemmed.
Following a cold pre-fermentation maceration (6°C) to optimize the aromatic concentration, the wine starts 2 to 4 weeks of fermentation.
It is during this period -between 18 and 25 degrees – that the wine is cap-punched a number of times. We work to obtain a fleshy, structured product, which retains all its fruit flavours.
Then the wine spends 10 months in oak barrels from regional forests. There it does its malolactic fermentation that allows it to become rounded and mature.

Tasting notes

Eye - Ruby red, clear and bright.

Nose - It has a pinot nose with hints of violets and spice that makes it very pleasant.

Palate - It is powerful and full of fruit in mouth and has good structure.

Classic Food pairing

Often used as the wine throughout a meal, it is amazing with white meats and goat cheese.

Background Winery

It all began with Pauline, the great-grandmother of Eric, who in 1860 sold her wine at markets. "Les Celliers de la Pauline” (Pauline’s Cellars) owe their name to her as well as our special vintage which was named "Cuvée Pauline" in her honour.
Then his son, Julien, with his wife Louise, took up the torch after Pauline, caring for the vineyard and his wine keeping to the same traditions, with love and respect.
Later came his son Leon, who by marrying Ginette, joined two vineyards, and created the Cellars of the Pauline.
Ginette's father, Paul Cantin known as "Robert" was a famous regional storyteller. He knew how to describe the Sancerre Region and its traditions in the local dialect and singing about the past.

In the 70's, with the developpment of export, Sancerre and Pauline's Cellar became more and more famous in France and worldwide, thanks to the work of Léon Louis.
Heir of all of this traditions, it is nowadays Eric Louis who elaborates the wines of the family with same love and respect of the vineyard, willing to share his passion for his wines and terroir of our beautiful region in France and out of our borders.

Source Eric Louis