Domaine Patrice Moreux Sancerre 2019
Domaine Patrice Moreux Sancerre has a brilliant, clear yellow colour with green highlights. The grapefruit and lemon citrus-y nose leaves a chalky impression. The mouth is all about finesse. Tasty grapefruit, freshly squeezed lemon and gooseberry fruit flavours with a good dose of flinty minerals. Fruity and dry, a Sancerre that will suit most palates.
100% Sauvignon Blanc. The fruit comes from 30-years-old vines in the terroirs of Chavignol and Crézancy, which have a limestone clay soil composition. The blend of these two terroirs help to give this Sancerre its marvellous balance. Limited intervention viticultural practice. Use of organic fertilizers only when necessary.
After a careful selection, the fruit goes through gentle pneumatic pressing for 2.5 hours. Spontaneous fermentation with natural yeasts from the grapes for 8 weeks in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation proceeds for about 80% of the cuvee as the Sancerre ages on lees in concrete tanks over 5 months. The wine is racked off its lees and fined with bentonite clay. A light filtration is done 28 days after fining, since the lunar cycle guides the vinification process.
Ageing potential: 5–8 years
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Although young, this open wine is bright with zingy acidity and perfumed green fruits. Freshly squeezed lemon gives a burst of crispness at the end. Drink now.