This classic Sancerre is made by Raymond Morin, a fourth generation winemaker from a family who have established themselves as specialists in the Loire; creating exceptional multi-award winning wines. Their Sancerre boasts a Decanter Bronze Medal amongst others. Based at Domaine du Landreau in St Lambert du Lattay, in the heart of Coteaux du Layon, the Morins have expanded their vineyards to encompass many key areas in the Loire including Domaine la Jalouise in Chinon and Domaine La Chevalerie in St Nicolas de Bourgueil.
Sancerre sits in the eastern part of the Loire valley opposite the appellation of Pouilly Fume. The town lies on an outcrop of the chalk that runs from the White Cliffs of Dover across to Champagne and on to Chablis in Burgundy. Soil types are of vital importance to Sancerre wine makers and in the east lie the flints that are famously given credit for Sancerre’s distinctive minerally, long lived wines.
The Raymond Morin Sancerre is made from grapes grown on the area known as ‘Les Blancs Gâteaux’ (white cake) which refers to the layers of white flints that cover the limestone slopes that gives this wine its deliciously dry flinty character. Raymond is passionate about his craft and is commited to making wines that reflect the terroir. He uses traditional vinification methods, slowly fermenting his grapes in thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks and maturing the juice on fine lees. The result is a truly fine Sancerre bursting with finesse.
Mouth wateringly delicious as an aperitif or for enjoying whilst relaxing on your own; Raymond Morin Sancerre is also fabulous with shellfish such as scallops, oysters and crab. It’s brilliant with fish, especially lemon sole, as well as smoked salmon, green salads, asparagus, goats cheese, quiche and poultry.