Sauvignon, Pinot Noir

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About Domaine Alphonse Dolly

This family owned estate in the Loire riverside village of Thauvenay in the Sancerre appellation has been producing exceptionally bright, fresh clean Sauvignon Blancs and Pinot Noirs for several generations. Old sea bottom vineyards with clay-limestone soils, some combined with flint outcroppings, provide perfectly balanced fruit for the Sancerre, Pouilly Fume, and Menetou-Salon appellations.

The white wines are fermented for 4 weeks in temperature-controlled stainless steel and kept 5 months on the lies for extra body and texture. The reds undergo a 48 hour maceration and spend 9 months in Troncais oak barrels.

The Cuvee Silex wines are special cuvees made exclusively for Chemin des Vins from flint (Silex) soils. They combine the fresh citric fruit of the Sauvignon Blanc with lovely floral elements and a pronounced layer of minerality in the nose and on the palate from the flint.

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