"From parcels dotted around the village of Verdigny. A blend of the three major soil types found in the region: caillotes, silex and terres blanches.
Impervious on the nose; walking that line of fruit and metal and stone and smoke and spice that cannot be described as savoury or fruity or mineral, and yet it's not anything else. There is saltiness, certainly – a kind of caper brine that is both tang and salt and that you think should belong to the sea but here, it doesn't. It's defiantly itself. It is taut with athletic muscle and curved into poetry. Art and science in a glass. 17/20 points. (TC)"
Vinous Reverie Notes
For 11 generations, the Prieur family has been wine-growers in the village of Verdigny, Sancerre. The present proprietors and winemakers are Luc Prieur and his father Didier (who himself took over from his father Paul in 1973). Three generations of Prieurs receive clients and visitors who have been coming to the Domaine for generations. Luc joined the team in 2010, after completing his oenology studies in Beaune and stages in Burgundy and in England. For the 2010 vintage, the Domaine acquired a new pneumatic press and renovated and expanded their cellars. As a result, the Prieurs can totally eliminate exposure to air at pressing time in order to capture all of the vivid aromas and flavors of ripe fruit and minerals of their Sauvignon Blanc grapes. The hallmark of the Prieur Sancerre Blanc is its ideal combination of verve, balance and length.