Hand Picked Domaine Vacheron Sancerre and Domaine Haute Marone Gigondas in Wooden Presentation Box  £60.00


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DOMAINE VACHERON SANCERRE AND DOMAINE HAUTE MARONE GIGONDAS IN WOODEN PRESENTATION BOX

Make gifting easy for the wine lover in your life with this hand-picked selection designed to impress the most discerning of palates.


Domaine Vacheron Sancerre

Precise and delicately aromatic Loire white, with hints of lime leaf, tisane and flint, with chalky minerality, salty tang, and fresh, long finish.

Domaine Vacheron is a top-quality, longstanding family-owned estate and one of the few still to hold cellars in the actual town of Sancerre in the Loire. Cousins Jean-Dominique and Jean-Laurent run the estate and have been the driving force behind adopting organic farming in the vineyard (certified as such since 2008).

The soils here are equal parts limestone and flint; limestone contributes to balanced acidity in the grapes while flint helps provide attractive aromas and minerality. At around 40 hectares, this is one of the largest properties in Sancerre to hand-harvest all its fruit. The labour-intensive efforts in the vineyard ensure that the results in the winery are extremely reliable, even in difficult vintages.

Domaine Haute Marone Gigondas

Grenache, Syrah and Mouvèrdre vines grow on two steeply terraced plots of limestone, granite and schist. Herbs grow among the vines, and behind this scenic vineyard is the Dentelles de Montmirail (affectionately known as 'lace mountain' due to the series of ruggedly curved peaks at the top). This rich and complex wine is made by traditional vinification. 50% of the wine has been barrel aged for 14 months in barrels of 2 and 3 years, just to give another layer to the wine and a touch of vanilla.

Intense aromas of black cherries, then a wisp of smoke creeps in along with some hints of toasted cocoa beans. Deep and intense, this wine slowly reveals its secrets - black cherries, dark chocolate, a hint of clove and nutmeg - hugely rich and enveloping but with elegance.

Ideal with a good Provençale daube or game dishes. Also a treat with hard cheeses particularly farmhouse cheddar.