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Sancerre Blanc, Aurore Dezat, Domaine des Chasseignes

Domaine des Chasseignes is a family domaine. Since 2011 Aurore Dezat has been at its head. Before her, Denis, her father, and Claude Dezat, her uncle, had taken over the work begun by her grandfather Marcel Dezat. Today Aurore Dezat continues the family tradition, but has added her own personal touch. The Domaine des Chasseignes is made up of 9 hectares, producing Sauvignon Blanc (8ha) and Pinot Noir (1ha). The parcels of land are situated in the commune of Sury-en-Vaux, where they are based on three typical terroirs of Sancerre: the white earth (limestone), pebbles and flint.

She farms organically and emphasizes the importance of the three soil types present on the estate. With her grapes growing on limestone, flint (or silex), and clay, Aurore can produce wines that have a real depth of character.

This Sancerre Blanc is pale yellow with a citrus nose and a touch of stony minerality. On the palate it is herbacious with a flush of lemon citrus, grapefruit and a steely edge. Full, fruity, fresh and crunchy with a lovely tautness.

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