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Ammonites

Sancerre wines offer remarkable balance between fruit and minerality. A fresh, generous, complex, elegant wine endowed with impressive length.

Ammonites are fossilized nautilus that can be found in the “terres blanches”.  The presence of these fossilized molluscs attests to the fact that the sea covered Sancerre millions of years ago.

This cuvée is a perfect accompaniment to grilled crustaceans such as lobster, as well as exceptional fish and poultry dishes.

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Varietal

Sauvignon Blanc.


Density

7000 vines/ha.

Age of the vines

45 years on average.

Soil

Calcareous clay dating back to the Late Jurassic.
A selection of our finest “terres blanches” Kimmeridgian (marls characterized by small, fossilized oysters dating back approximately 145 million years) terroirs.

Soil management

Grass is grown in the entire vineyard and the soil is ploughed beneath the rows of vines out of respect for our terroirs and for the environment.

Green pruning

Disbudding and green harvest eliminate excess vegetation and regulate yields.

Yield

40 to 50 hl/ha.

Vinification and ageing

The harvest is sorted before the grapes undergo pneumatic pressing, static settling then fermentation in demi-muids (600-litre barrels) for 4 to 6 weeks with temperatures maintained between 15 and 20°C. Aged on fine lees in barrels for 12 months with stirring of the lees as required depending on the vintage. Gently fined and lightly filtered before bottling.