Langlois-Chateau

Château de Fontaine-Audon Sancerre 2016

Loire Valley, France

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The crown jewel of Langlois’ Sancerre holdings is at Château de Fontaine-Audon, a 37-acre vineyard from which they produce a single-vineyard Sancerre of the same name. 100% Sauvignon Blanc grown entirely on silex (flint) terroir, Langlois-Chateau’s single-vineyard Sancerre undergoes a gentle pressing, is fermented in stainless steel and then is kept on its lees for 6 months until bottling in April.

VINEYARD

Langlois-Chateau owns and manages 175 acres of the best AOC vineyards in the Loire Valley. The crown jewel of their Sancerre holdings is at Château de Fontaine-Audon, a 37-acre vineyard from which they produce a single-vineyard Sancerre of the same name. This 15 hectares vineyard surrounds one of the rare castles in Sancerre, in St Gemme (north west of the Appellation). Langlois maintains a sustainable approach to vineyard management and holds the “Terra
Vitis” certification.

WINEMAKING

The grapes are hand and machine harvested before being pressed gently with pneumatic presses. Fermentation takes place in thermoregulated stainless steel tanks and the wine is aged on less until bottling in April.

Color

White

Grape Varieties

Sauvignon Blanc

Appellation

Loire Valley, France

Suggested Retail Price

$33.00

Reviews

"Lean and fresh"

Wine Spectator - “Lean and fresh, with thyme, chalk and lime pith notes that are bracing through the finish. Offers a kick of gooseberry at the very end.”

"it's one classy Sancerre"

Jeb Dunnuck - "The 2016 Sancerre Fontaine-Audon (100% Sauvignon Blanc) comes all from silex terroirs and was brought up entirely in stainless steel. It offers a beautiful sense of minerality to go with clean, crisp notes of citrus fruits. With medium to light body, a great mid-palate, and a layered texture, it’s one classy Sancerre to drink over the coming couple of years." - Jeb Dunnuck

More on Langlois-Chateau Château de Fontaine-Audon Sancerre 2016

Langlois-Chateau: Sancerre

October 8, 2020 - https://vimeo.com/466360098

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