Masson-Blondelet "Thauvenay" - Sauvignon Blanc - Sancerre, Loire Valley - France

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Product SKU
LO09
Vintage: 2018

Crisp, elegant, versatile and well-structured straight Sauvignon Blanc from the heart of the Loire's Central Vineyards.

Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

Special Price $39.90 $48.00
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Country FRANCE Region Loire Valley Grape Varietal Sauvignon Blanc

Product Description

Description

Harvested on hard limestone and flint, located near the small church of Thauvenay, the village which its name comes from. This wine is to drink in its 4 first years. Its vivacity and freshness combined with its great minerality perfectly matches seafood platters and shellfish. Excellent as an aperitif, it could also go along with a goat cheese, snack, duck rilllettes or rabbit terrine. With asparagus and raw fish, cooked in a court-bouillon or marinated, it will be a perfect match as well. Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

How to pair it

  • Meat Poultry or white meat
  • Seafood Perfect match with seafood, all fishes (raw, cooked, grilled or smoked)and and raw fish, cooked in a court-bouillon or marinated
  • Cheese Excellent as an aperitif, it could also go along with a goat cheese
  • Legumes With asparagus

Accolades

Awards

Le Guide Hachette des Vins

As the most famous & distributed French wine guide, Guide Hachette is recognized around France and the world as one of the most comprehensive guides to French wine and wine regions.

International Wine _ Spirit Competition Bronze

Created in 1969 by oenologist Anton Massel, the IWSC is one of the most prestigious wine competitions with judging panels made of very influential wine professionals.

Critique Review

Attractive nose comprising with white stone fruits and apples. Balanced palate, a leesy hint, good concentration and a lemony tang on the mineral finish.

89/100, IWSC 2019

A nice iodic minerality serves as a central theme for this cuvée from siliceous and hardlime stones soils. The nose develops a nice vitality with hints of flowers, white fruits and pineapple. The mouth, finely chopped, associates crispy and plumpy sensations, and develops a long and succulent finish with orange and lemon notes.

One Star, Guide Hachette des Vins 2022

Wine Facts

More Information
Grape Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage 2018
Region Loire Valley
Country FRANCE
Winemakers Pierre-François Masson
Producer Domaine Masson-Blondelet
Average age of vines from 25 to 40 years old
Production method 150 hl
Harvest method Mechanical and manual
Fermentation & maceration Fermentation in stainless steel tanks after cold settling, long conservation on very fine lees, cold tartaric precipitation, no malolactic fermentation, sulphite rate in accordance with biodynamic principles: < 100mg/l., suitable for vegans.
Aging from 4 to 5 years
Mouth Attribute Bright, Fruity
Nose Attribute Citrus, Floral, Tropical Fruit
SKU LO09

Vineyard Info

Michelle and Jean-Michel Masson created DOMAINE MASSON-BLONDELET in 1975. In 1980, in the heart of the village of Pouilly, they built a buried cellar on 3 levels to work by gravity. In 2000, their 2 children Mélanie and Pierre-François joined them. They are now the seventh generation of winemakers of the estate. Their 22 hectares of vines of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir are planted on slopes on the best terroirs of the AOC. They are oriented South/South-East and can benefit of a micro-climate created by the Loire River. At this place, the river is classified as a natural reserve. Domaine Masson-Blondelet apply sustainable and natural practices in their vineyard and haven't used any chemical fertilisers for more than 45 years and have stopped the use of herbicides and insectticides since 2002!

Description

Harvested on hard limestone and flint, located near the small church of Thauvenay, the village which its name comes from. This wine is to drink in its 4 first years. Its vivacity and freshness combined with its great minerality perfectly matches seafood platters and shellfish. Excellent as an aperitif, it could also go along with a goat cheese, snack, duck rilllettes or rabbit terrine. With asparagus and raw fish, cooked in a court-bouillon or marinated, it will be a perfect match as well. Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

How to pair it

  • Meat Poultry or white meat
  • Seafood Perfect match with seafood, all fishes (raw, cooked, grilled or smoked)and and raw fish, cooked in a court-bouillon or marinated
  • Cheese Excellent as an aperitif, it could also go along with a goat cheese
  • Legumes With asparagus

Awards

Le Guide Hachette des Vins

As the most famous & distributed French wine guide, Guide Hachette is recognized around France and the world as one of the most comprehensive guides to French wine and wine regions.

International Wine _ Spirit Competition Bronze

Created in 1969 by oenologist Anton Massel, the IWSC is one of the most prestigious wine competitions with judging panels made of very influential wine professionals.

Critique Review

Attractive nose comprising with white stone fruits and apples. Balanced palate, a leesy hint, good concentration and a lemony tang on the mineral finish.

89/100, IWSC 2019

A nice iodic minerality serves as a central theme for this cuvée from siliceous and hardlime stones soils. The nose develops a nice vitality with hints of flowers, white fruits and pineapple. The mouth, finely chopped, associates crispy and plumpy sensations, and develops a long and succulent finish with orange and lemon notes.

One Star, Guide Hachette des Vins 2022
More Information
Grape Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage 2018
Region Loire Valley
Country FRANCE
Winemakers Pierre-François Masson
Producer Domaine Masson-Blondelet
Average age of vines from 25 to 40 years old
Production method 150 hl
Harvest method Mechanical and manual
Fermentation & maceration Fermentation in stainless steel tanks after cold settling, long conservation on very fine lees, cold tartaric precipitation, no malolactic fermentation, sulphite rate in accordance with biodynamic principles: < 100mg/l., suitable for vegans.
Aging from 4 to 5 years
Mouth Attribute Bright, Fruity
Nose Attribute Citrus, Floral, Tropical Fruit
SKU LO09

Michelle and Jean-Michel Masson created DOMAINE MASSON-BLONDELET in 1975. In 1980, in the heart of the village of Pouilly, they built a buried cellar on 3 levels to work by gravity. In 2000, their 2 children Mélanie and Pierre-François joined them. They are now the seventh generation of winemakers of the estate. Their 22 hectares of vines of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir are planted on slopes on the best terroirs of the AOC. They are oriented South/South-East and can benefit of a micro-climate created by the Loire River. At this place, the river is classified as a natural reserve. Domaine Masson-Blondelet apply sustainable and natural practices in their vineyard and haven't used any chemical fertilisers for more than 45 years and have stopped the use of herbicides and insectticides since 2002!