Pale lemon yellow in color, “Les 7 Hommes” is a dry white Sancerre with a fruity, flinty edge betrayed by a luscious nose of floral and citrus aromas overlaid with hints of flinty chalk minerality. The palate is fresh, clean, smooth and dry, with hints of white pepper, sweet delicate gooseberry and lemon pith, all in elegant balance. Excellent finish, dry, long and mineral.
Cherrier Père & Fils was founded in 1930 and has been worked by four generations of this family. Today, the still family-owned estate is spread out evenly over 18 hectares throughout Sancerre. “Les 7 Hommes” is a local expression in Sancerre which translates to “The Seven Men” and represents the size of a parcel of land that required seven men a day to plow it.
The 2018 vintage will forever be etched in our memories as a historic vintage. The spring weather for more than favorable, which promoted a remarkable fruit set that was further able to grow incredibly well through the summer’s all-time high temperatures. It was a year full of highly aromatic, flavorful wines and Les 7 Hommes is no exception.
Pairs well with pork, shellfish, spicy foods, vegetarian dishes, and goat cheese.