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Guide Hachette des Vins 2019

Sancerre Rosé 2017 ** : "With a salmon pink color, this wine is illuminated with beautiful silvery highlights. The olfactory freshness is expressed here by aromas of yellow fruits (peach, cherry plum) enhanced with pine and eucalyptus nuances. Lively at first, the mouth meets harmoniously roundness and freshness. The minty finish adds a gourmet touch to this complex and elegant rosé wine."

Sancerre Blanc 2017 : quoted wine.

Guide Hachette des Vins 2018

Sancerre Rouge 2015 *** : Deep ruby with intense violet hues, this wine releases elegant aromas of red and black fruits (morello cherry, blackberry) and woody notes (vanilla, toasted bread) brought by the aging of twelve months in barrels. The palate reveals a velvety material backed by a solid tannic structure. A touch of astringency energizes and lengthens the mouth. A rich and tasty wine.

Sancerre Blanc 2016 * : Very expressive nose on sweet perfumes of plum, orange, lemon and mint. The first very round mouth is awakened by a fresh final.

Sancerre Rosé 2016 * : A gourmet rosé, with its fruity aromas, mainly amylic (English candy, strawberry). Straight in attack, the palate then reveals fat and creaminess, balanced with vivacity that carries a long and fruity final.

Holiday weekend in the Sancerrois for Saint-Vincent

January 22nd 2017

Celebrating winegrowers

Before celebrating in their villages, the Sancerrois winegrowers are invited to participate in the mass of Saint-Vincent, given Sunday, January 15, at the cellars of La Mignonne, in Sancerre, in the presence of the Bishop of Bourges.

The Sancerrois, accompanied by their families and friends, are preparing to celebrate Saint Vincent, boss of the winemakers, from this weekend.

In addition to the celebrations organized in all the villages, a mass will be given on Sunday at 10:30, after a procession, at the cellars of La Mignonne, at Sancerre, by Archbishop Armand Maillard of Bourges, and Father Michel of Aligny. This great ceremony will be celebrated in the presence of all the Bâtironniers du Sancerrois who will receive a blessing to "protect them, help them and accompany them" in their task.

The other Saint-Vincent in Sancerrois

Saturday, January 21, at 10:30 am in Crézancy-en-Sancerre, at 11 am in Bué, and at 4 pm in Sainte-Gemme-en-Sancerrois.

Sunday 22 January at 10.30 am in Amigny, Chavignol, Sury-en-Vaux and Verdigny.

Saturday, January 28 at 10:30 am in Gardefort.

Sunday, January 29, at 10:30 am in Saint-Satur.

Sunday, 5 February, at 10.30 am, in Veaugues.

Verdigny wants to get back its landscapes of yesteryear

December 9th 2016

A inhabitant: A tree! This is the challenge of the small village of Verdigny, close to Sancerre. 300 trees will be planted every winter for 10 years.

This Saturday, thirty villagers will put on their boots at 8:00 am to plant already 120 trees (all good wishes are welcome). On communal land, but not only. The municipality also gives a participation to plant trees at home.

The idea sprouted in the spring: the mayor, and a councilor planted a blue cedar in the company of another inhabitant of Verdigny : Producer and former television columnist Laurent Sorcelle.This is what they said to themselves: Why not resume the operation of winegrowers, 1 vine-grower-1 tree, extending it to the whole village? Since the 1950s, vines have grown in Verdigny. Hedges have disappeared. It is high time to replant. The tree ambassador of the operation this year will be the walnut tree. As Laurent Sorcelle, president of the Sancerrois de Paris, explains, "the walnut sacrificed itself for the vine. Its timber has been sold to finance investments related to wine. "So it's high time to give it back the place that suits him, and about fifty walnut trees will be planted this Saturday.

The winemakers have already made the holes in some places to host the first plantations.The volunteers even plan to go home with a helping hand for those who would have trouble digging the hole themselves, the elderly for example,And the town hall of Verdigny is ready to finance part of the price of the trees that the inhabitants will plant in their home.The mayor, Olivier Gaucheron has released a budget of 3,000 euros that he hopes to renew each year. The Sancerrois association of Paris presided over by Laurent Sorcelle, offered 100 euros to the town hall for this operation and help Verdigny to find part of its landscapes of yesteryear. The idea is also to associate children with these plantations since planting a tree is obviously working for them, for the future.

Article published on the website of France Bleue (french) : https://www.francebleu.fr/infos/climat-environnement/verdigny-veut-retrouver-ses-paysages-d-antan-1481304707

Guide Hachette des Vins

2010-2017

Guide Hachette des Vins 2017

Sancerre Blanc 2015 *: Gourmet flavors of mango open the tasting and are enriched by the aeration with very ripe peach notes, almost jammy. The palate, full and long, combines in a nice balance roundness, creaminess, sweetness and lemony freshness.

Guide Hachette des Vins 2016

Sancerre Blanc 2014 *: On the nose, nice fruity aromas (pineapple, peach, mango) brightened by spicy notes. Similarly, the palace is revealed tender and creamy, backed by a beautiful freshness which continues in the final with notes of citrus.

Guide Hachette des Vins 2015

Sancerre Rouge 2012 *: Dark ruby color with purple hues, this 2012 releases aromas of cassis. Attractive in attack, he gradually reveals a somewhat harsh tannic structure that will eventually round. The long finish of ripe red fruits provides added sweetness. Promising. Tip: serve between 2016 and 2019 with a garlic roast beef.

Sancerre Rosé 2013: Pale silvery pink, fruity (plum, apple, peach), this wine offers a pleasant liveliness. Serve between 2015 and 2017.

Guide Hachette des Vins 2014

Sancerre Rosé 2012: Used in the guide, this domaine appears this year with a salmon colored Rosé wine, with a peach nose enlivened by citrus and fatty, sweet and fleshy in mouth. Serve it chilled with a barbecue or for dessert, on a soup of red fruits.

Guide Hachette des Vins 2013

Sancerre Rouge 2010 *: A stalwart of the appellation, this red Sancerre of the Domaine Hippolyte Reverdy. For the 2010 vintage, it is adorned with a very deep color, garnet with purple hues. Olfaction reflects barrel aging lead sensitively. The first notes come from woody (roasting, vanilla) and then the wine takes over and imposes these pretty shades of cooked and jammy fruits (prune, raspberry). The mouth is framed by soft tannins and the final fruit is of good length. Wait a year or two before serving this bottle on a fondue bourguignonne.

Guide Hachette des Vins 2012

Sancerre Rouge 2009 *: It is once again the red wine of this domaine that has attracted the attention of the jury. The vanilla from aging in barrels marked frankly the nose, which then reveals warm and fruity aromas of cherry brandy. The net and soft attack reveals a very wooded flavor, supported by rich tannins, that will remain over time. A Sancerre both "masculine" and greedy to serve on a small game in sauce in two or three years.

Sancerre Rosé 2010: Rich and fruity (red and exotic fruits).

Guide Hachette des Vins 2011

Sancerre Rouge 2008 **: For this new edition, the domaine still up its red 2008 in excellent position with two stars for the third consecutive year (not to mention the favorite for the 2007 vintage). It was successfully raised in oak barrels for a year. Its aromas are complex : empyreumatic (cocoa), fruit (blueberries), menthol, vanilla. On the palate, silky and fine tannins demonstrate the maturity of the grapes and control of livestock. Beautiful conclusion, a final on ripe black fruits (plum, blackcurrant). A beautiful expression of red Sancerre, to wait another two years.

Sancerre Rosé 2009: Fat and warm.

Guide Hachette des Vins 2010

Sancerre Rouge 2007 ** Coup de coeur: After two stars won by the same wine in the 2006 vintage, the domaine reached the highest step of the podium this year with not only a favorite but, in addition, three selected wines. First,  the red, with brilliant ruby color, particularly seduced. On a background of ripe red fruits, discrete woody notes are detected. Tender first approach, the mouth is based on melted tannins, with fine vanilla notes coating everything. A rich Sancerre, wooded livestock perfectly controlled that will delight a grilled beef rib over the next two years.

Sancerre Blanc 2008: Fruity.

Sancerre Rosé 2008: Very fresh.