|Composition of the land
||The vineyards are composed of three distinctive types of terroir: . 45% of the vineyards are planted on "Terres Blanches", a soft, chalky-clay soil, unique in the Sancerre area producing full-bodied rich wines. . 45% on "Caillottes", a pebbly-chalk soil yielding fine and fruity wines. . 10% on "Silex", a flinty soil producing wines of great verve and openness.
||All the vineyards were hand harvested between September 7th and September 21st. Slow fermentation at low temperature (between 16 and 20°C - 61 and 68°F) is conducted in thermo-regulated tanks in order to preserve the maximum natural aromas of the sauvignon blanc.
||Grapes are intact then are brought into the pneumatic presses with a conveyor to save them from oxidation and pummeling.
||On the lees and no malolactic fermentation is made.
||Price Domaine de Saint Pierre Prieur Sancerre Blanc 2017 € 21.96