|Article number:||Portier Quincy 17|
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One of the lesser-known appellations of the Loire, Quincy is tucked in east of the more famous Sancerre appellation near another obscure region, Menetou-Salon. In Quincy, Philippe Portier operates an estate of roughly 18 hectares. Portier has won a slew of awards for his wine utilizing a combination of modern techniques and technology. Portier spends much time in the vineyards removing excess foliage and reducing the crop size, all to increase the flavor in the grapes at harvest. He wisely uses temperature controls in the winery, allowing for slower fermentation. In addition, he also allows for brief skin contact to extract more flavor and aromatics from the grape skins. Despite the use of some modern techniques, Portier's wines are classic in style: aromatic of citrus and herbs with razor sharp acidity. Explosive flavors of lemon, grapefruit, and guava are awash on the palate as they linger on your tongue.