"“Pierre Martin is making superb wines right now and he is one of the under the radar, top producers in the village of Chavignol (the Vosne-Romanée of Sancerre). Monsieur Martin ferments his wine with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tanks. The 2019 version is excellent, exuding the blade of Kimmeridgian limestone minerality that Chavignol is rightly famous for, with a bouquet of lime, green apple, very complex minerality, gentle botanicals and a topnote of orange blossoms. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, focused and rock solid at the core, with superb soil signature, bright, snappy acids and excellent balance and grip on the long and complex finish. I would love to see Monsieur Martin try fermenting and aging his wine in older foudre like the François Cotat or Anne Vatan, as the depth of fruit here is every bit as good as those superstars’ wines, but the texture is different, with this wine having been raised in stainless steel. In any case, this is first class Sancerre and very much emblematic of Chavignol terroir. 2020-2030.”"
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