Domaine Denizot 2018 Sancerre Damoclès "Côte de l'Épée"
Denizot’s Damoclès cuvée is entirely sourced from the lieu-dit Côte de l'Épée (hillside of the sword), located in the village of Amigny. This terroir is incredibly unique in Sancerre due to its 40-degree incline. On its south-southeast exposition this steepness provides excellent air drainage aiding a more gradual ripening. This microclimate coupled with the unique blend of ‘caillotes’ limestone and complex Oxfordian limestone soils produces Sancerre of very fine focus, detail and crystallinity.
Both lieux-dits wines at Denizot are handled the same way in the cellar, allowing their specific terroirs alone to dictate their distinct differences. Vinification and aging takes place in a unique mix of cooperage, utilizing 600L demi-muids barrels as well as 350L cigare barrels (narrow, elongated barrels to maximize lees surface area) selected specifically for their low-impact oak profile and extremely fine grain. Post fermentation the wines are aged in the same barrels for approximately 12 months before being racked to settle in stainless steel for an additional 6 months.
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Côte de l'Épée
- Practicing Organic
- 100% neutral oak, demi-muids and cigare barrels
- 12 months neutral oak, 6 months stainless steel
- 4.44 g/L
- 2.0 g/L
- 750 ml