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Gerard and Pierre Morin Sancerre Chant de L'Orme 2013
Variety/style: Sauvignon Blanc
Country: France
Region: Loire
Vintage: 2013
Size: 750 ML
Product Code: 000034877
Availability: Limited Distribution
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Morin harkens back to the past, with the certainty that great wine can only be made from low yields and grapes that are harvested by hand. For all his wines in every vintage, Morin practices Lutte Raisonée farming in the vines without ever using herbicides or chemical fertilizers. In every vintage (with his severe pruning and selection at harvest); on average, Morin has a meager 40 hl/ha. For us he sets aside his oldest vines from various parcels, including Chene Marchand which makes the richest most intense wine he offers. The Vieilles Vignes cuvee is very ripe, complex, and just the paradigm of Sancerre on the nose. Linger over the bouquet, and judge every other Sancerre you experience by this. On the palate it is concentrated, tight, profound, with a perfect web of fruit and mineral tones and exquisite finish.

Sancerre "Chant de L'Orme"

Single selection of part of our vineyard closer to Sancerre. Deep soil with limestone planted in the end of the 60th. Fermentation both in barrels (70%) and in tanks (30%). Wine kept on lees for 8 months. Bottled without filtration. Definitely the stronger of our wines, giving long palate and elegant robust flavors.

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--91pts View from the Cellar #60