Cuvée Maréchal Prieur Sancerre Blanc 2014
Varietal: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Tasting Notes: From the south-facing clay-limestone “terres blanches”, this wine is named after a Prieur family ancestor, who was already exporting their wines over a century ago. Barrel-ageing on the lees adds a fine toasted character to this succulent, fleshy wine, with an expressive lemony flavor. A deep and flavorsome wine
Food Pairing: Enjoy with foie gros
Ranked among the 50 best sauvignon in the world chosen by the review of Wines of France.
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Cuvée Maréchal Prieur
Sancerre Blanc 2014
Wine pressing – Grapes are intact when they are brought into the pneumatic presses with a conveyor to save them from oxidation and pummeling.
Vinification -80% in tanks, 20% in oak barrels. Fermentation on such small volumes allows an interesting maturing on the lees with regular strirring. This unrushed maturation permits the wine to develop and provide it with good aging potential.
Maturing – 25% aged in oak barrel during 9 months ; 75% aged in stainless steal tanks
Patient Maréchal, winemaker and ancestor of the Prieur family, began to export his wines in 1887. The Cuvée
Maréchal Prieur was created in 1987 to celebrate this centenary. This cuvée is selected among the top
growths of the estate. This Sancerre is a fine wine for aging.