Sancerre – my sauvy savior!


I have just received my second order from my new wine club, Naked Wines. This time around I have ordered a mixed dozen to drink and note up. My first bottle is a Sancerre which is made from the Sauvignon Blanc grape. It is a straight varietal, so only this grape is used.

When is comes to drinking Sauvignon Blanc, Sancerre always hits the spot! (made in the Loire Valley in France).  I know at the moment, and for the last 10 years, a lot of folk have fallen in love with the Kiwi (New Zealand) Sauvignon Blancs’ from the Marlborough region. It is easy to see why to. Most Kiwi Savvy’s are big, ripe and fruity making them easy to drink, they are easily accessible and they are relativity cheap.

This little gem in the photo is a bridge between the French and NZ styles. It has a open nose that clearly shows its flamboyant characteristics of passion fruit and gooseberry with some green vegetation; in this case, fresh broad beans. It doesn’t punch you in the face like a Kiwi savvy, but it is louder than many of its Sancerre counterparts I have drank.

Powerful acidity wraps the sweet fruit perfectly in the mouth, it has a clean finish that lingers just long enough with me having to think too much about it.  I will get this little quaffer again. A Hi3 from me. 🙂


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