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Sancerre 'Chavignol' - Serge Laporte

Sancerre 'Chavignol' - Serge Laporte

Ref: A0587215

Decanter: 93 points
"Punchy aromas of blackcurrant leaf, orange and citrus flowing into peach and stone fruits on the palate. It has quite a mineral, austere style, but there's real vibrancy at the start with moderate concentration and lovely vigour overall. Drink 2017-2023

Classic Sancerre with all the chalkiness and gooseberry steely fruit typical of Chavignol wines.

Situated in the village of Chavignol, about 2km from Sancerre, this 10 hectare domaine is made up of numerous small parcels scattered throughout the Chavignol commune, long regarded as one of the top ‘crus’ of Sancerre. The different ‘cuvées’ come together to give a wine of great complexity and elegance, reflecting the “terres blanches” (chalky) and “caillotes” (limestone-pebbly) soil-types found in Chavignol which are so ideal for the Sauvignon Blanc. (13.0% abv.)

Serge and Elisabeth Laporte have now been joined by their son Guillaume who has spent the last three years studying oenology at Tours. His input into the wine making has added further definition and dimension to an already excellent wine.

Serge and Elisabeth created their limited production Cuvée des Mages following their very successful 1998 vintage. It is a classical selection of two very fine parcels, one on the Mont Damnés, with its “caillotes” (limestone-pebbly) soil and the other from a small parcel of 45 year-old vines on the Verdigny side of Chavignol where the soils are more “terres blanches” (chalky). The combination of soil types and age of the vines ensures a ‘special cuvée’ with fantastic complexity, great purity of fruit and near-perfect balance. The Cuvée des Mages is only made in very good years. Mages is, in fact, an acronym for Marylise, Alexandre, Guillaume, Elisabeth and Serge the whole Laporte family!

Great when served with hot goats cheese in salad or with chicken or fish.

 Contains Sulphites





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Price: 13.98


Chassagne Montrachet Blanc 2014, Jean-Marc Morey
Chassagne Montrachet Blanc 2014, Jean-Marc Morey
A fantastic white Burgundy from Jean-Marc Morey, Côte de Beaune, which exhibits a purity of rich fruit (coupled with a mouth-tingling freshness) that is rare to find.

Chassagne Montrachet Blanc
Vacqueyras Cuvée Doucinello 2011
Vacqueyras Cuve Doucinello 2011
Recently, Robert Parker put Serge’s wines in to the superstar category but, typical of the man, he has maintained our allocation just as it was before, despite phenomenal demand from the USA.

Vacqueyras Cuvée Doucinello
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