Domaine Vacheron Belle Dame Sancerre Rouge 2018
The Vacherons without question are Sancerre’s leading winemaking clan. From the family’s pioneering work in identifying and exploring the region’s top terroirs to their leading position in biodynamic viticulture, there are few if any artisans today in Sancerre as exacting or as respected. The estate’s peerless older vines, planted and cultivated by generations of family members, are cared for fastidiously. Yet it is their single-vineyard wines—terroir-based selections recalling the painstaking work of Burgundian monks in the Côte d’Or—that have shown the world the heights and complexity that Sancerre can reach.
Hand-harvested. Fermented in upright wooden fermenting casks on indigenous yeasts. Aged for 18 months in French oak barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Aromas of black cherries, blackberries, light pepper. Fresh yet full-bodied; mineral notes mix with profound berry flavours. Try with grilled lamb or beef; aged French cheeses