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Sancerre ‘Les Chailloux', François et Jean-Marie Cherrier 2017

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Pristine Sancerre given longer on its fine lees than many, from the Cherrier family in the hamlet of Chaudoux, close to the village of Verdigny. This has touches of flintiness too and finishes clean and fresh.
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Code: LO14001

Wine characteristics

  • White Wine
  • 1 - Bone dry
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • 13.5% Alcohol
  • no oak influence
  • Cork, diam

François et Jean-Marie Cherrier

François and Jean-Marie Cherrier work with father Pierre at this Sancerre estate which was established by Maurice Cherrier in 1927. Over the years the family have accumulated 14 hectares of vineyards underpinned by classic silex and chalk soils.

Several green harvests to lower the number of bunches on the vine lead to low yields, and hand harvesting ensures that only the best fruit is picked. In the winery vinification takes place in stainless steel and the wines see no oak before release.

Loire Valley Vintage 2017

After Jo Locke MW's usual quick visit at harvest time it was clear that 2017 would yield some excellent results. Following her regular February 2018 trip she was delighted to report that she couldn't remember when she was last so excited by a Loire vintage!

Muscadets are gorgeous across the board, and they are such adaptable wines and so light on the stomach. Central Vineyards sauvignons from Domaines Laloue (Exhibition Sancerre) and Riaux (Pouilly-Fumé) are delicious too, with ripeness and freshness in perfect balance. Go to Reuilly, Quincy, Chenonceaux, and Touraine sauvignons for value. Serious chenin lovers will need to wait a bit longer for the 2017s.

The reds have delightfully bright, generous fruit (though it is still early in their progress) which at harvest looked likely to be structured and concentrated as the berries were small and yielding less juice than expected. They have given wines with delightfully bright, generous fruit.

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