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Wine of the Week: Eric Montintin Sancerre 2012

July 25th, 2013

Eric Montintin LabelDomaine Eric Montintin is located in the small town of Savigny-en-Sancerre, just 10 km north from the village of Sancerre. The Montintin vineyard is farmed organically. The grapes are hand-harvested and fermented only using indigenous yeasts. There is a reliable fruity element in almost all Sancerre wines, tending towards citrus characters, which complement the wine’s high acidity, and work in harmony with the wine’s minerality rather than overpowering it. Key soil types are divided into limestone, marlstone, clays of various compositions and most importantly, flint.

On the palate, the 2012 Eric Montintin Sancerre is crisp and dry with bright acidity. On the nose ripe grapefruit, lemon zest and a touch of grass are present.   It pairs well with a variety of seafood, and also goes delightfully well with goat cheese, nuts and crackers.