Sapiens 2020 - IGP Charentais Saint-Sornin
Sapiens comes from the hillsides overlooking the Tardoire. Its name evokes the traces of our distant ancestors, found in the nearby Placard grotto, classified as a historical monument in 1989.
Sapiens is a blend of Gamay (90%) and Cabernet Franc (10%). Seven months of maturation in barrels of Château Latour (Premier Grand Cru classé in Pauillac) give it structure and ageing potential. This cuvée offers pleasant aromas of red and black fruits and is limited to 5000 bottles.
Maison Soulat has taken over the Saint-Sornin winery, ravaged by hail in July 2018, with the aim of giving a new dynamic to this winery and reviving the terroir. The vineyard is part of the heritage of La Charente and enjoys the only right on the Charentais wine territory to claim its "zoning" reference, i.e. "IGP vin Charentais - Saint-Sornin".
For more than 10 years, no production under the label Saint-Sornin had been marketed. Jacques Soulat has joined forces with Olivier Pucek on this wine project; the latter knows the terrain well: he already cultivates vines attached to the Saint-Sornin hillsides for his own wines, produced under the Maverlan label and vinified at Miaulant.
Their ambition is to restructure the historical vineyard of Saint-Sornin to produce quality wines, in an environmentally friendly way. Two wines are harvested on this exceptional terroir: Sapiens and Petit Sapiens
- IGP vin Charentais – Saint-Sornin
- 90% Gamay, 10% Cabernet Franc
- Full-bodied, black and red fruits
- 75 cl