100% Sauvignon Blanc.
Pale yellow with white gold lights. Intense and complex nose with subtle notes of pine resin, beeswax, eucalyptus and then floral aromas (acacia, linden) dominated by kiwi, citrus fruits and macaroon notes. This white wine displays the low yields with its laser-like precision, crisp, fresh, intense melony notes and hints of grapefruit and orange zest. Medium-bodied with good minerality and freshness, a long finish.
The Monts Damnée Hill is a very uneven and sharp plot of Chavignol, facing south, southeast, with a Kimmeridgian marl soil (combination of clay and seashell). It is one of the most reputed slope of the Sancerre appellation. The Benedictine monks of the Saint-Satur Abbay planted it around the Xth century and in the XIth century, lords and nobles had already started to bid higher in order to get some landlordship of the plots. The name of the plot, literally the “The Damned Mountain” evokes the difficulty encountered by winemakers working in its very steep incline.
The grapes are handpicked in small cases, sorted on a table and the whole grape cluster is gently pressed, the grape must is then put into 600L oak barrels for 12 months where it will undergo fermentation and a bit of aging on the lees.
Located in the heart of the Sancerre appellation in the village of Chavignol, Domaine Vincent Delaporte has been passed from father to son since the 17th century. It is now in the hands of 30-year-old rising star Mathieu Delaporte, who has introduced more organic farming practices and constantly improved the quality of the wines. The production wines are exclusively harvested from the 33 hectares of the property, which are planted with 75% Sauvignon Blanc, and for the rest of Pinot Noir. He is now recognised as one of the finest winemakers in Sancerre.