Boulay Sancerre Clos de Beaujeu

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Snapshot
Vintage: 2016
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: France
Region: Loire
Appellation: Sancerre
Wine type: White
Varietals: Sauvignon Blanc
Organic: Practicing
Vineyard: Boulay owns a 0.75 hectare plot in Clos de Beaujeu. Vines average 45 years old.
Soil: Kimmeridgian Clay or "terre blanche" (similar to the soils of Chablis)
Viticulture: Gerard works the soils manually, the vines are farmed using organic methods and all grapes are harvested by hand.
Vinification: Natural yeast fermentation in the barrel.
Aging: Aged on the lees in a combination of barrel and tank then bottled unfiltered in July.
Notes: The Clos de Beaujeu is among the most historic sites in the village of Chavignol. In the 14th century the Clos de Beaujeu supplied the Cathedral of Bourges with white wine. At that time, Sancerre was famous for it's red wines. Boulay's Clos de Beaujeu is a richer, denser step up from the Chavignol village wine.