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Loire Sancerre Vieilles Vignes Cuvee Edmond 2007

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Region: France » Loire » Sancerre


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Winery: Michel Redde
Color: White
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
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External Reviews for Loire Sancerre Vieilles Vignes Cuvee Edmond

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Source: Great Wines Direct

Sancerre, a dramatically situated hilltop town on the left bank of the upper Loire, lends its name to one of the Loire's most famous wines. The average altitude of the Sancerre hills is between 200 and 400M. The Sauvignon grape has adapted well to many of the varied "terroirs" around Sancerre where, in 14 different communes, vines are cultivated, particularly on south-facing slopes. There are 3 different areas: the western vineyards are made up of clay and limestone soils that produce quite powerful wines, those between here and the town of Sancerre are high in gravel as well as limestone and produce quite delicate wines and those close to Sancerre itself are rich in flint and yield longer-living, particularly perfumed wines. Alphonse Mellot inherits a tradition as "vigneron" which has been passed from father to son since 1513. This great heritage can now be enjoyed in the superb Sancerres that led the Wine Spectator to comment: "The Domaine is a rev...


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