This tiny 6.5 hectare domaine in the Loire was started by Emile Balland in 1999. The Ballands have been making wines in the Loire since 1650 and his father was instrumental in achieving recognition for the young AOC Coteaux du Giennois in the 1980s.
The La Pente is a first class Sancerre and the pinnacle of Emile’ production. It comes from vines are grown on Emile’s finest sites in teh limestone soil of Beauregard, and he only uses the first juice from the pressing is used. After a careful fermentation, the wine is matured for large barrels for 18 months to develop complexity
Wonderful, textured Sancerre showing restrained tropical fruits, fine minerality and a wonderful length on the finish. We are thrilled to have got our hands on a few magnums of this stunning wine.
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