Sancerre Blanc Eric Louis 2016

Sancerre Blanc Eric Louis 2016

259.00 288.00

Region Loire Valley

Viticulture Sustainable

Grapes Sauvignon

Vintage 2016

Recommended service Temperature 8-12° C

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About the wine 

Winemakers Notes

Our Sauvignon is grown on the hills southeast of Sancerre and thrives on clay-limestone and flint. The grapes are pressed slowly to extract the best of fruits flavours. It is then fermented for 2 weeks between 13 to 18 degrees, a technique that ensures the conservation of all fruit flavours. It is aged on its fine lees until February in order to develop its intense aromatic powerness and lenght in mouth.
There are then successive tastings that determine the timing of the bottling of our Sancerre.

Tasting notes

Eye - Pale golden colour, perfect clarity.

Nose - Open, fruity and concentrated nose (Citrus and tropical fruits)

Palate - Fine and expressive aromas in mouth. The balance of the taste appears when chilled.

Classic Food pairing

Very pleasant as an aperitif, it is also the perfect companion for seafood and fish such as salmon from the Loire or a Carpaccio of blue fin tuna. It will marry nicely with Perigord or Berry salads, chavignolaise salmon canapés or lentil croquettes with saffron and spices.

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