With their vines planted on the steep hard-calcaire amphitheatre of vineyards that surround the commune of Bué, three kilometres from Sancerre, Gérard and Pierre make rich, aromatic Sancerres and some particularly deep reds. Yields are held low through a spring de-budding (one of Pierre’s main changes) and harvesting is by hand. Morin’s Sancerre is typical of Bué: firmly structured and richly aromatic, it is generous and fruity in character, with a fine tangy blackcurrant leaf character.
Plenty of lime and mineral character with hints of sliced apples. Full body, tangy finish. Drink now. One of the best whites from here in a long time. (Apr15)