2010 AOC Sancerre 'Skeveldra' (Magnum)
Sauvignon Blanc from a 1ha parcel in St. Satur. The vines are 50 years old on average and grown on soils with a high content of silex. 50% botrytis. Direct press, then fermented and aged for two years in tank, then one year in old barrels. Zero SO2.
Pungent aromas of dried apricots and peaches, as well as fermented mangoes. Also distinctly mineral on the nose, with only a hint of gingerbread and salt in the background. Super zippy and bright in the mouth - hard to believe this is 2010 as it still seems so youthful! Mad zesty, with high (but well integrated) acidity. Clean and linear, rather than textural. Very straight. Very flavourful. The main thing you notice with Skeveldra is the minerality on the palate - the silex influence is massively apparent on the finish. Big tension. Super dry and crisp, and that incredible acidity. What a wine!