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A textbook Sancerre Blanc from the village of Bué year in year out, this has become a little bit harder to get ever since it got a huge score in its first year of being reviewed. Now, our little secret isn’t such a little secret anymore. Drawn off the highest in elevation in Sancerre with the most calcareous soil, it is a chiseled, tightly wound and incredibly complex Sauvignon Blanc, which I’d argue is one of the best in the world and certainly from one of the best and most consistent winemakers in the Loire Valley.
Simply stunning. An incredible effort in arguably the greatest Sancerre vintage since 1947, Dominique’s single vineyard ‘Les Deserts’ is considered the Grand Cru vineyard of Bue. It’s a dead ringer for Premier Cru Chablis; it’s that complex. How when it’s Sauvignon Blanc? Well, the vines of Les Deserts are rooted in Kimmeridgian rock, the same soil you find in the best vineyards of Chablis. It’s full-bodied with a chalky minerality and a beautiful, vibrant intensity. This will forever change the way you view Sancerre. It really is that good.
This is a special bottling from Domaine Reverdy-Ducroux that features a few vintages so it has the ‘NV’ designate. It comes from a vineyard along the Loire river with some really special Silex soils, that locals call “rocks”. This is a super energetic expression with clean citrus notes and an overwhelming freshness. It’s much more mineral-driven than any other white wine I’ve had from R-D as it is the Silex soil that gives this one its chalky minerality.
Reverdy Ducroux is currently on their 14th generation of Ducroux winemakers operating with parcels right near the town of Verdigny. It’s incredibly prime real estate with rolling hilltops chalk full of rock Kimmeridigian limestone soils, giving a complexity and mineral component to the wines that most others can’t replicate. It’s super pure, with bright citrus notes, a round fleshy mouthfeel, cherry, raspberry and lemon flavors with tremendous balance and a fantastic minerally finish.
The newly released Crochet Sancerre Rosé is drawn from the high elevations of Janine and Teddy Crochet’s Pinot Noir vines in the village of Bué. The conditions are perfect for crisp, delicious Sancerre Rosé. Salmon-pink in color with a pretty nose featuring aromas of roses and cherry fruits. This is as well balanced as always with terrific fruit flavors of citrus and red berries with racy a high-toned finish.
Etienne Daulny is the latest in a very long line of Daulnys to farm Sauvignon Blanc near the tiny hamlet of Verdigny in the appellation of Sancerre. He is currently in charge of farming over twenty small parcels including some incredibly well respected fifty-year-old vines. This is a classic Sancerre, aromatically dynamic, with intense fruit, distinct minerality and blazing acidity. It’s the white wine we drink most often at home. Beautiful structure and length to this with a youthful vibrancy that shines throughout.
We are super lucky to get a small shot at this one which is usually nearly an exclusive for the AltaMarea group and yields were way down in the Loire in the 2021 vintage. The Sancerre “Le Mont” from Maison Foucher Lebrun is zipped up and juicy yet offers up complex aromas of gooseberry, citrus, fresh-cut grass, with a tropical zest. On the palate, the wine is very clean and crisp, full-bodied and laser focused, with a good core and a long, tasty finish that offers a dash of minerality and salinity.