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Quincy

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As testimony to the high quality of wines from Quincy, it was the second appellation created in France, after Chateauneuf-du-Pape in the Rhône. Quincy produces exceptionally racy, dry wine exclusively from Sauvignon Blanc.
 

Vineyard

Location: This appellation covers the communes of Quincy and Brinay, mainly on the left bank of the Loire. The vineyard is located in Champagne Berrichonne on the edge of the plateau dominating the Cher.

Surface Area:

  • 250 hectares / 618 acres

Soil: The vines grow on sandy gravel terraces that lie on limestone of the upper Eocene. There are three types of soil: sand and gravel; sand; and silty sand. This terrain enables the Sauvignon Blanc grapes to fully ripen very early.

Climate: A temperate climate with continental influence. The vines planted on terraces are at a significant risk of frost in the spring. Windmills have been erected to reduce this risk. Based on its specific microclimate, grapes in Quincy ripen earlier than their neighbors in Sancerre and Menetou-Salon. 

 

Wine

Annual Production:

  • 10,000 hl / 264,172 gallons

Yield:

  • 65 hl/ha

Grape Varieties:

  • Sauvignon Blanc

Growing/Production Practices: Minimum planting density 5,700 vines/hectare. Simple 8-eye our double Guyot pruning are used.

 

Tasting Notes

  • Appearance: Bright, pale straw yellow 
  • Nose: Intense, with notes of grapefruit, melon, pepper and white flowers. 
  • Flavors: Light-bodied with a mineral freshness complemented by herbaceous and citrus fruit flavors along with crisp acidity.
 
 

Food Pairings

  • Spring panzanella with asparagus
  • Whole fish roasted with potato and thyme
  • Spaghetti with anchovy carbonara
 
 
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