Domaine des Brosses, Sancerre

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Domaine des Brosses was established in 1875 and lies 10 kilometres south of the town of Sancerre. The Girard family modernised the winery and vineyards when they bought the estate in 1973. Nicolas Girard has now taken over his father's 11 hectare estate
and together with his brother Anthony, is making wines that are fresh, modern and aromatic. Both the brothers have travelled
extensively throughout the wine world and have used the knowledge and experience acquired to underpin the style of their
classic Sancerre.

2017 marked the latest in a succession of early harvests. Despite heavy frosts in April, the warm weather returned from the end of
May through June before a heatwave in July slowed vine growth with localised heavy storms impacting production and increasing
the risk of rot in some areas. The variable weather continued through the rest of the growing season, despite some hot weather
reducing acidity and encouraging sugar accumulation, cool nights preserved the aromatics. A return to normal conditions in
September meant grapes were able to reach optimum ripeness prior to harvest and the result was healthy, good quality fruit.

This Sancere is bright and pale golden in colour. It has a citrus nose with herbaceous notes of hay and nettle. Richly textured but with crisp acidity on the palate and textbook minerality. The finish is elegant with the typical purity and refreshment of excellent



40 in stock

Grape Variety:
Sauvignon Blanc

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