2020 Sancerre, Blanc, Les Romains, Domaine Vacheron, Loire

2020 Sancerre, Blanc, Les Romains, Domaine Vacheron, Loire

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2020 Sancerre, Blanc, Les Romains, Domaine Vacheron, Loire

Description

The 2020 Les Romains is a pure, tranquil style of Sancerre. It has an appetizing, delicate nose of elderflower, chamomile and lemon tea. Relatively light in body, but flesh provides padding through the mid-palate. The acidity combines with the site's flinty soils to provide a structured, corset-like finish. A touch of alcohol warms the finish, slightly detracting from the overall impression. Nevertheless, an excellent wine.

Drink 2022 - 2030

Rebecca Gibb MW, vinous.com (Aug 2021)

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Rebecca Gibb MW91/100
Wine Enthusiast94/100
Rebecca Gibb MW91/100

The 2020 Les Romains is a pure, tranquil style of Sancerre. It has an appetizing, delicate nose of elderflower, chamomile and lemon tea. Relatively light in body, but flesh provides padding through the mid-palate. The acidity combines with the site's flinty soils to provide a structured, corset-like finish. A touch of alcohol warms the finish, slightly detracting from the overall impression. Nevertheless, an excellent wine.

Drink 2022 - 2030

Rebecca Gibb MW, vinous.com (Aug 2021) Read more

Wine Enthusiast94/100

This wine shows richness and intensity, balancing acidity with ripe white and apricot fruits. The wine is delicious now but will be even better from 2023.

Roger Voss, winemag.com (Jan 2022) Read more

About this WINE

Domaine Vacheron

Domaine Vacheron

Domaine Vacheron is a certified organic and biodynamic estate in Sancerre. Cousins Jean-Laurent and Jean-Dominique Vacheron represent the fourth generation of their family here. The team produce a range of whites, including single-vineyard expressions and barrel-aged examples with strong ageing potential.

They also make red wines from Pinot Noir, which are light in body and with a bright red-fruit profile.

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Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc

An important white grape in Bordeaux and the Loire Valley that has now found fame in New Zealand and now Chile. It thrives on the gravelly soils of Bordeaux and is blended with Sémillon to produce fresh, dry, crisp  Bordeaux Blancs, as well as more prestigious Cru Classé White Graves.

It is also blended with Sémillon, though in lower proportions, to produce the great sweet wines of Sauternes. It performs well in the Loire Valley and particularly on the well-drained chalky soils found in Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé, where it produces bone dry, highly aromatic, racy wines, with grassy and sometimes smoky, gunflint-like nuances.

In New Zealand, Cloudy Bay in the 1980s began producing stunning Sauvignon Blanc wines with extraordinarily intense nettly, gooseberry, and asparagus fruit, that set Marlborough firmly on the world wine map. Today many producers are rivalling Cloudy Bay in terms of quality and Sauvignon Blanc is now New Zealand`s trademark grape.

It is now grown very successfully in Chile producing wines that are almost halfway between the Loire and New Zealand in terms of fruit character. After several false starts, many South African producers are now producing very good quality, rounded fruit-driven Sauvignon Blancs.

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