2013 Jean Paul Picard Sancerre

"Picard's Sancerre represents the pinnacle of stainless-steel fermented Sauvignon Blanc. Pale-gold in color, the best Sauvignon Blancs have a fresh grass, minerally bouquet, full-bodied on the palate with a clean, refreshing finish. Never exaggerated or overblown, this wine's elegance and balance make it an ideal match for a range of white meat and fish dishes." "Picard's Sancerre Blanc comes from the magnificent clay-limestone, south-facing slopes of the Grand-Chemarin and Coteaux de Marloup vineyards from vines 30 years and older. Picard has planted Sauvignon Blanc clones that produce small berries of aromatic intensity. The grapes are hand-picked, pressed gently then cold racked (debourbage a froid). The wine is fermented very slowly with natural yeast and aged sur lies during a minimum of 4 months. The goal is to maintain the bright aromatics and freshness of the lively Sauvignon Blanc fruit." -Importer [+]