2015 Berry Bros. & Rudd Sancerre by Domaine David Sautereau

2015 Berry Bros. & Rudd Sancerre by Domaine David Sautereau

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2015 Berry Bros. & Rudd Sancerre by Domaine David Sautereau

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Situated in the village of Crézancy 7km from the town of Sancerre, the 18ha Domaine Sautereau has been producing Sancerres for nine generations. Winemaker David Sautereau uses a blend of age-old practices and modern techniques to show the terroir characteristics of Sancerre at their best. A cool fermentation ensures a particularly pure, fruity style while three months on the lees provide extra complexity and richness.

After the flinty and cerebral 2014, David Sautereau has tamed the potentially indulgent ripeness of the generous and fulsome 2015 season with his customary understated skill. This is very fine indeed, zesty and linear, garlanded by herbs and verbena and luxuriating in the silky profundity of a mid-palate which marries the exotic and the restrained, stone-fruit austerity with peachy provocation.
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Beckett
Beckett
There are reasons other than Brexit to stock up, though, a good vintage being just one. The 2015 whites from the Loire, such as the own-label Berry Bros & Rudd Sancerre (12.5% abv), from Domaine David Sautereau, are just lovely, and at £14.95 (or £13.45 if you buy a case) not unreasonable at all, considering their quality.
Fiona Beckett - The Guardian (Weekend Magazine), Nov 2016
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About this WINE

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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