Domaine de Montcy - Terra Laura

Cheverny – Clos du Cendres – 2015

Region: France - Loire
Dom de Montcy Clos de Cendres 300 dpi

Domaine de Montcy - Terra Laura

Terra Laura is an estate, in the Loire Valley, founded by Laura Semeria and her husband Dominique in 2007. With an aim to produce wines at the highest level the Cheverny appellation has to offer, they purchased an old estate with 15-80 year old vines.  They are also one of the few producers of the tiny appellation of Cour-Cheverny.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Size of vineyard:  2 hectars
  • Soil composition:  Clay with silica on a calcareous base
  • Training method:  baguette
  • Vines/Ha:  6,000
  • Yield/Ha:  35
  • Year vineyard planted:  1940
Harvest Notes
  • Harvest time:  September
  • First vintage of this wine:  2007
  • Number of bottles produced:  6,000
  • Fermentation container:  Stainless steel
  • Length of alcoholic fermentations (days):  7
  • Fermentation temperature:  < 20°C
  • Aging container:  Stainless steel
  • Length of aging before bottling:  minimum of 10 months
  • Length of bottle aging:  7-8 years
Winemaker's Notes
  • Yellow color, this wine has notes of acacia flowers and leeches.
  • More discrete at the nose but with a long lasting length in the mouth.
Wine Summary
  • 50% Sauvignon, 50% Chardonnay for this blend of Cheverny Blanc.
  • Sole use of indigenous yeast.
  • Wine made in stainless steel , with 10 months minimum age on fines lees.
Technical Information
  • Varietal composition:  50% Sauvignon and 50% Chardonnay
  • Alcohol:  13.0%

Reviews

90+ Points

Laura Semeria’s 2015 Cheverny Clos des Cendres is a blend of old vines Sauvignon and Chardonnay (40-60 years old) that opens with a very elegant and perfectly ripe fruit intertwined with crushed stone flavors.  Full-bodied and fresh on the palate, this is a very elegant, minerally structured and finesse-full, Cheverny with citrus flavors; it has an impressive, stimulating salty and grippy finish.  An excellent wine with food.  Drink Date 2016-2022.

Robert Parker, October, 2016

General Info

Country France
Region Loire
Appellation(s) Cheverny, Cour-Cheverny
Proprietors Laura Semeria
Founded 2006
Winemaker Laura Semeria
Annual Production 4,000 9L cases
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Organic & biodynamic