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MASSON-BLONDELET - Sancerre Blanc - Loire Valley, France

MASSON-BLONDELET - SANCERRE - SAUVIGNON BLANC - Sancerre, Loire Valley, FRANCE

The style of this young wine is for ripe fruit as well as really crisp acidity that is an elegant, versatile and well-structured straight Sauvignon Blanc from the heart of the Loire's Central Vineyards. Bright lemon flavours are combined with yellow fruits and only the slightest hint of herbs. A perfect match with seafood but also with poultry or white meats.

Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

RETAIL $48.00 CLUB MEMBER $39.90

VINEYARD

Michelle and Jean-Michel Masson created Domaine Masson-Blondelet when they got married, in 1975, being the sixth generation of vine-growers and producers of pouilly fume in the family.

The estate is 21 hectares in size, which are planted on the best sites in the heart of the Appellation Pouilly-Fume (AOC). We also have got some vines in Sancerre, which come from Michelle’s father.Famille Masson

We are vine-growers and producers of pouilly fume which means that we only sell the wine that comes from our own production, contrary to wine-merchant-maturers.

For 12 years now, our children work with us on the estate. After his degree in the viticultural high-school of Mâcon-Davayé, Pierre-François, now directs the workers team in the vineyard. He also manages the making of the wines in the cellar. His sister, Mélanie gives the hand in the cellar during the harvest and supervises the sales of the estate.

They are the seventh generation… The whole team is 9 people in total, working as well in the vines as in the cellar.

Wine facts

Total Production:

Between 18,000 and 22,000 bottles/year depending on the years

Winemakers:

Pierre-François Masson

Producer:

Domaine Masson-Blondelet

Variant:

750 ml

Average Age of Vines:

30 year old

Average Vineyard Altitude:

295 meters

Density:

6,400 plants/ha

Sustainably Farmed:

NO USE of CHEMICAL FERTILISER - for more than 30 years, NOR INSECTICIDE, NOR WEED-KILLER since 2002. Vines are regularly tilled to oxygenate the ground, pruning is short.

Harvest Method:

Mechanical

Sorting:

Immediate destemming

Fermentation and Maceration:

Immediate press after harvest to avoid skin contact or oxidation. Very gentle press in pneumatic press, fermentation in stainless steel tanks after cold settling. NO maceration.

Aging:

Long conservation on fine lees in stainless steel tanks to enhance texture and youth character

Alcohol:

13%

Vintage:

2017

Grape Varietal:

Sauvignon Blanc

SKU:

LO09

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