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  • 168. Sancerre AC 2016

    Domaine Croix Saint Ursin, Sylvain Bailly

    100% Sauvignon (12.5% alc.)

    37.5cl Log in
    75cl Log in

    Bailly’s classic Sancerre has a typical gun-flint nose and steely fruit. The vines are planted on the steep well-exposed slopes of Bué which have a particularly stony base. For drinking now to 2018.

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Winemaker
Jacques Bailly, Domaine Croix Saint Ursin, Sylvain Bailly
Location
Bué
Size of domaine
18 hectares
Grape
Sauvignon. 18 yr old (on average) vines trained single guyot. Density 6,500 vines per hectare. Rootstocks- 41B, SO4, Fercal, 3309. Clonal selection.
Terroir
70% kimmeridgian limestone soils, 30% limestone-clay. Altitude 250- 350 metres facing south –south east with a gradient varying between 5-35%. Depth of soil 20-60cms.
Viticulture
De-bud and green harvest. Grass between rows is controlled/managed. Alternatively soil harrowed between rows. Organic fertiliser and sulphur to prevent oidium. Sustainable viticulture- ‘Lutte rasisonné’. Machine harvested and then a table de trie. Yield 60 H/H
Vinification
De-stalked between 20 and 70% but not crushed. Fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel and enamel lined vats at 16-21°C and for 15-30 days. Chaptalisation if necessary. Natural yeasts. Pneumatique press and press wine kept separate. No malo. Left on fine lees until bottling in Spring. One racking. Kieselguhr filtered. Bottled between 5-10 times per vintage using their own equipment. Production 100,000 bottles
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