Domaine Delaporte Sancerre Les Monts Damnes 2021


From Sancerre’s Grand Cru we have this elegant, focused wine with beautiful minerality.

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Domaine Delaporte


Sauvignon Blanc






This south facing, steeply sloped hillside of pure Kimmeridgian marl is perhaps Chavignol’s most famous site, giving concentrated chalky wines that blossom with age, losing Sauvignons distinctive primary character and becoming complex,
succulent treasures.

A very elegant, focused, mineral Monts Damnés with notes of slate and zesty citrus fruit. Showing more finesse and less weight than some other Monts Damnés, there is no lack of purity or precision here. Long and lingering on the finish – this should age beautifully. Fermented in 600-litre tonneau, the wine then spends 12 months in oak. All harvesting is done by hand here, with a focus on organic practices.

Andy Howard MW April 2022

About the Domaine

Delaporte are based in Chavignol, a village at the heart of Sancerre, and the only village in France to enjoy AOC status for both wine and cheese. Although the domaine has been in family hands since the 17th century and were the first Sancerre producer to export to the USA, Delaporte made their name for producing some of the area’s finest wines due mainly to the hard work of Vincent, Matthieu’s grandfather. Matthieu, just 22 years old, took over from his father, Jean-Yves, in 2010 and has set about driving the wines to new heights. He is an energetic and restless young man, utterly committed to the quality of the domaine. In 2011 he convinced his retiring uncle to sell them his 10ha, and Delaporte now own 33ha in including old vines in both Mont Damnes and the Cul du Beaujeu, the village’s two most famous vineyards. These sites tower above the village, it is hard to appreciate just how steep they are; in parts positively Mosel-esque. Delaporte’s vines cover all the major soil types of Sancerre, from flint, ‘Silex’, to limestone pebbles, ‘Caillottes’, and the famous Kimmeridgian marl.


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