Hubert Brochard Les Carisannes Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Domaine Hubert Brochard produces classically styled Sancerre blanc, rosé, and rouge from their family-owned winery in Chavignol. The domaine is now run by the fifth and sixth generation of Brochards with 152 acres under vine in Sancerre, Pouilly-Fumé, and Vin de Pays du Val de Loire.

The domaine is spread across eight communes. These diverse holdings give the Brochards a range of soils. Terres blanches, or Kimmeridgian marl, gives powerful wines. Silex, or flint, yields wines with a strong mineral character, and chalky caillottes bring attractive aromatics to the wines.

Sauvignon Blanc Les Carisannes comes from a five-hectare vineyard in Bannay near the Sancerre appellation. The name Les Carisannes is a contraction of the names of the three sisters and grand-daughters of Henry Brochard: CARoline, ISAbelle, and ANNE-Sophie. Stony soils and vinification in stainless-steel tanks yields a fresh tasting wine with notes of minerals. 

Tasting Notes

Sauvignon Blanc Les Carisannes shows classic aromas and flavors of citrus, fresh herbs, and minerals. This Vin de Pays du Val de Loire is lighter in weight and texture than Sancerre but its fresh and fruity character make it a delicious wine for warm-weather refreshment and simple food pairings. 

Food Pairing

Sauvignon Blanc pairs well with salad greens and other sharp ingredients like tomatoes and vinaigrettes. Sautéed white fish, oysters, smoked salmon, and foods flavored with fresh herbs all work well with Sauvignon Blanc. It is classic with goat's milk cheeses especially those from the Sancerre region such as Crottin de Chavignol and chèvre.

Production Info
Vineyard size
12 acres
Soil composition
40% Calcareous, 40% Flint, and 20% Clay
Elevation
820 feet
Average Vine Age
50
Exposure
Southern
Total SO2
118
Year vineyard planted
1959 to 1980
Harvest time
September-October
Bottles produced of this wine
32,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation
15 days
Fermentation temperature
64 °F
Fining agent
Vegan
Type of aging container
Stainless steel tanks
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13.5 %
pH level
3.26
Residual sugar
1.83 g/L
Acidity
3.27 g/L

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