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La Damnée des Prieur 2018

Sancerre AOC

Sancerre is arguably the world’s greatest expression of Sauvignon. La Damnée comes from one of the region’s steepest sloping vineyards and has amazing purity and freshness. That’s particularly true of the fine quality of the 5-Star 2018 vintage.

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Tasting notes

Ample and balanced with a fresh citrus and mineral tang

Aroma

Striking, fresh cut grass, faint gooseberry and herb aromas

La Damnée des Prieur 2018

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  • 13.5% ABV
  • 10.13 Units
  • 750.00 ml
  • 31 December, 2022

The chalky-clay vineyards of Les Monts Damnés in Sancerre are formidably steep. The story goes that growers so dreaded having to work on ‘those damned slopes’ that the name stuck. It is not unheard of for grape pickers to strap on a cushion as protection in case they slip. But the risks have attendant rewards – namely distinctive, intensely flavoured, elegant wines. Bruno and Thierry Prieur come from a long line of Sancerre winemakers, and out of their 30 hectares of Sauvignon Blanc consider La Damnée produces their best. 2018 was a fine vintage, and by harvesting at the optimum moment they’ve created a wine with a perfect balance of ripe fruit and crisp acidity. A top aperitif and specially good with fish, oysters or grilled goat’s cheese.

"Excellent example of a Sancerre. Beautiful, round, fruity flavours. 5-Stars" Online Review
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