NOSE Nice intensity. Floral notes dominate the first nose giving finesse and elegance. Once the wine is allowed to breathe, slight nuances of vanilla surface and open up to fruity aromas of yellow peach and plum.
PALATE Soft attack, nicely rounded with lots of richness, yet still very fresh. Notes of fruit dominate (apricot, yellow peach). Harmonious on the palate with excellent length.
The history of the Sancerre vineyards goes back almost a thousand years, for it was in 11th and 12th centuries that monks in the surrounding districts began to cultivate vines. From the reign of Philippe-Augustus to the reign of Louis XVI, the Kings of France delighted in Sancerre wine - "one of the most exquisite of the Kingdom", as one described it - and a 19th century devoté, Honoré de Balzac, famously paid tribute to... View More