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Quincy wines

Wednesday 31 August 2011, by Admin

History

It is said that Quincy was originally the estate of a certain "Quintius". It is also reputed that the Biturigians Cubi, whose territory included the village of Quincy, even at that time grew vines and brought it to the Biturigians Vivisci in the region of Bordeaux.


Cited in the Bulle de Callixte II in 1120, Quincy is without a doubt one of the oldest vineyards of the region.


The Sauvignon Blanc grape variety was brought from the "Abbaye des femmes de Beauvoir" by the monks of the Citeaux order.


The Duke Jean de Berry, Charles VII and the recognized excellence of the wines conferred to the Quincy Appellation the title of noble wine.


After the replantings due to phylloxera, Quincy was the first of the Centre-Loire vineyards to obtain the Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) status in August 1936.


Terroir

The Quincy vineyard, to the north-west of Bourges, is located on the banks of the river Cher and covers 224 hectares.

The vines grow on an ancient, gently rolling terrace of the Cher composed of sand and gravel.

The local climate is relatively warm and dry. The appellation extends over two villages : Quincy and Brinay.


Tasting

The fresh and fruity wines of Quincy are elegant and refined with toasted and honey aromas.
They nicely accompany shellfish and seafood.

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