Monmousseau Justin Monmousseau Sauvignon

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Monmousseau Justin Monmousseau Sauvignon

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REGION & SOIL
The Château of Cheverny in the Loire Valley that Hergé, the author of the famous cartoon TINTIN, gave to Captain Haddock,is quite well-known from visitors of the region. If that name, shared with the famous Château, is not so well known when talking about wine, it is because of the ' youth ' of the CHEVERNY A.O.C.. Its official cultivation area was only delimited in 1973! The Cheverny AC includes 24 villages, with a surface of only 800 acres. The area, although it looks like a mosaic, is located on top of slopes or in sunny clearings. The grounds are clayey and siliceous and even sometimes calcareous. Surrounded by the many state-owned forests, the CHEVERNY AC benefits from a mild and sunny microclimate with less rain than surrounding areas.

VARIETALS
It is important to know that, according to the AOC rules, the grapes Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay as well as Menu Pineau can be part of the wine composition. The percentage of each grape, however, is not specified, so the use of Sauvignon can vary from 60 to 85%, depending on the grower. For our own blend we chose 70% Sauvignon and 30% Chardonnay.

VINIFICATION
The grapes are sorted out and de-stemmed manually. Vinification in vats under temperature control. The wine remains three months on fine lees before bottling.

TASTE & APPEARANCE
The robe of white Cheverny is of a brilliant pale gold with soft green tints. The complex and surprising bouquet gets close to lychees, flowers of acacia and ripe lemons with a light touch of blackcurrant and liquorice due to the Sauvignon grape. In mouth, this very elegant wine concentrates its richness. Fresh, alive and fruity, it is fleshy with a nice and long final.

SUGGESTION
Cheverny AC must be served between 8 and 10°C, so that its complexity and flavors can fully express themselves. Delicious and fresh as an aperitif, it is perfect to drink with fish and seafood. Try it with asparagus, It`s a happy marriage! 

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