Terroir: Situated 125 miles south of Paris, the Sancerre landscape undulates at an altitude between 650 and 1,300 feet. The Loire River on the Eastern side of the hilly environment creates a relatively temperate microclimate for the wines. Le Grand Chemarin is a south facing hillside vineyard situated over the village of Bué. Jolivet owns 3 of the 74 acres representing Le Grand Chemarin. This wine is sourced from a small 1.2 acre parcel of the oldest vines within the domaine’s holding. Limestone dominates the soils here.
Vinification: Grapes are hand-picked and fermented with wild yeasts in large temperature controlled stainless steel tanks.
A wine of great balance, combining fruit flavors and ripe fruits such as grapefruit and melon with notes of almond and honey which gives it a roundness and a beautiful finish.
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