Few wine regions in France can match the Loire for its combination of sheer natural beauty, fine châteaux and pristine wines of terroir. It is here that Sauvignon Blanc reaches its apogee in the appellations of Sancerre. Sancerre’s hilltop exposition lies on the famous Kimmeridgian limestone clay. Flinty, fresh and energetic, the Sauvignon Blanc from here remains a world benchmark which has a cult following in the face of the completely different style emanating from the same grape in NZ or Australia.
The StarDozen consists of the following:
3 bottles Domaine du Carrou Sancerre 2021
3 bottles Domaine Christian Salmon Sancerre 2022
3 bottles Domaine La Clef du Récit Sancerre 2021
3 bottles omaine La Croix St Laurent Sancerre Blanc 2021
Domaine du Carrou Sancerre 2021
Pale straw-yellow; lemony herbal and floral aromas, a trace of varietal greenness. The wine is crisp and very dry in the mouth, light bodied and refined, with penetrating flavour. Powerful fruit. Lean and highly tensioned, and very good. Date Tasted: November 2022; Drink: 2022 to 2028; Price: $60.00; Alcohol: 13%; Rating: 93 Points; Huon Hooke; The Real Review
Domaine Christian Salmon Sancerre 2022
For six generations, the Salmon family have been growing grapes with care and passion, on limestone rich soils in the Sancerre region, with 15 hectares in the famous Coteaux Buétons. Intense, with good balance between freshness, fruit, racy acidity that complement its minerality. Notes of citrus and lime on the palate and a touch of mint.
Domaine La Clef du Récit Sancerre 2021
The exciting brand behind young and ambitious winemaker Anthony Girard. The property is located in Sancerre, in a tiny village called Récy. Review on 2021; This wine is textured, tight with minerality and full of young white fruits. Still developing, it has good potential as well as concentration. With a juicy aftertaste, the wine will be delicious from 2023. Roger Voss; Wine Enthusiast
Domaine La Croix St Laurent Sancerre Blanc 2021
Fabien Cirotte has in recent years taken over the winemaking and management of this small Domaine from his parents Joël and Sylvie. Located in Bué, it has been in the Cirotte family since 1932, and includes the famed lieu-dit of Caillottes. Full of yellow and white fruits, citrus, mixing mainly floral flavours. The palate is fresh and rich. From 35 year old vines. Certified Organic.
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