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Jean-Paul Balland Sancerre Grande Cuvee 2017/18

Rich White
Size: 75cl
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"Decanter World Wine Awards - International Trophy Winner - Sauvignon Blanc over £15."
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Restrained and elegant with superb expression of fruit. A polished, floral nose shows a hint of oak spice and minerally fruits leading to a palate of yellow plums and flint, backed up by fresh acidity singing with mineral nuances. Great ageing potential.
13.5%
13.5%
ABV
Rich White
Rich White
Game
Game
Duck & Goose
Duck & Goose
Chicken, Pork & Lamb
Chicken, Pork & Lamb
Red Meats, Stews & Casseroles
Red Meats, Stews & Casseroles
Dry Sweetness
Dry Sweetness
Cork / Cork Type
Cork / Cork Type
At a Glance
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Wine Style: Rich White

Enjoy With: Game, Duck & Goose, Chicken, Pork & Lamb, Red Meats, Stews & Casseroles

Sweetness: Dry

Vintage: 2017

ABV: 13.5%

Closure: Cork / Cork Type

Country: France, Sancerre

Producer: Jean-Paul Balland

At age 14, Jean-Paul Balland began working with his parents Bernard and Anne-Marie on their hillside vineyards in the Sancerre village of Bué. Over 40 years he has expanded the domaine to its current 24 hectares, of which 18ha are Sauvignon Blanc and the balance Pinot Noir. Still very much a family affair, his daughter Elise takes care of sales, while another daughter, Isabelle, has been winemaker since 2005.

The 2012 Grande Cuvée – made in what the Ballands believe is a great, ‘classic’ vintage – is grown on a 1.5ha plot of the oldest vines on the estate, averaging more than 50 years. Calcareous soil yields a naturally aromatic, fruity wine for which indigenous yeasts are used. Vinification, from fermentation to blending, is done in traditional 600-litre barrels which, while new, do not impart overt flavours but add richness and structure. ‘Sauvignon is very sensitive, and for us, the grape, not the wood, is the star.’ 22,000 bottles of this Trophy-winner were made.”

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