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Langlois Chateau Sancerre de Fontaine Audon 2019


100% Sauvignon Blanc. Langlois-Chateau has a rich history as one of the leading producers in the Loire Valley. They were founded in 1885 by Edouard Langlois and Jeanne Chateau (hence the name). In 1973, the Bollinger family invested in Langlois, significantly revitalizing the vineyards and modernizing the cellar. Bollinger was naturally attracted by Langlois’ Crémant de Loire production, but the estate has become a leading quality producer in Sancerre and Saumur. Langlois-Chateau owns and manages 175 acres of the best AOC vineyards in the Loire Valley. 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 six months until bottling in April. The resulting wine has aromas perhaps due to those prementioned silex soils, suggesting grilled whole grapefruit, while layers of floral notes transition into a deep core of orange kumquat. The acidity keeps it lifted, sustains the wine's succulence and depth with a refreshing, high-tone spice.

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