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2013 Sancerre Blanc “Cuvée Marcel Henri”

Daniel Chotard

2013 Sancerre <i>Blanc</i> “Cuvée Marcel Henri” Daniel Chotard - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant


Aubert de Villaine told me that he prefers “understated” wines. An understated Sancerre is not easy to find—you’ll encounter more rambunctiousness than finesse, usually. Here, however, is a cuvée spéciale that is not an oaky giant. The vines are fifty to sixty years old, and the wine is aged on its lees eighteen months before bottling. Welcome to depth, complexity, understatement, finesse.  —Kermit Lynch


  • Vintage 2013
  • Bottle Size 750mL
  • Blend Sauvignon Blanc
  • Appellation Sancerre
  • Country France
  • Region Loire
  • Vineyard 25 years average, 10.89 ha
  • Soil Clay, Limestone, Kimmeridgian marl
  • Winemaker Daniel Chotard
  • Aging Aged on the lees for 18 months before bottling
  • Farming Lutte Raisonnée
  • Alcohol 12.5%

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