Langlois-Chateau

Sancerre 2016

Loire Valley, France

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Langlois-Chateau’s Sancerres are serious and complex but also delicate and approachable. They’re benchmarks for the appellation. The grapes are from a selection of the best vineyard plots. They undergo a gentle pressing to extract the purest juice and are handled exclusively in stainless steel.

 

 

VINEYARD

Langlois-Chateau owns and manages 175 acres of the best AOC vineyards in the Loire Valley. The Sancerre AOC has a chalk and flint terroir, which produces a notable Sancerre with brightness, intensity, depth and minerality. Langlois- Cheateau maintains a sustainable approach to vineyard management and holds the “Terra Vitis” certification.

WINEMAKING

The grapes are both hand and machine harvested. They’re then pressed pneumatically and fermented in small temperature controlled stainless steel tanks.

VINTAGE

After a mild winter, 2016 began with an early rainy Spring. A big frost (on April 25th) was the very bad surprise of 2016 in the Loire. However, growers were quite lucky in Sancerre, in spite of this incident. Summer and the month of September was very hot with almost no rain. Langlois-Chateau harvested perfectly ripe grapes from October 5th to 14th.

Color

White

Appellation

Loire Valley, France

Suggested Retail Price

$27.00

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