Sancerre is a region on the far inland side of the Loire Valley, up from Nantes, past Vouvray and Saumur and nearly into the heart of France. And it is this place – a set of steep slopes of Kimmeridgean Marl soils – that produces a wine like no other. Our example is the producer Langlois Chateau Sancerre.
The first sensations are of mango and papaya followed by fresh ginger, hints of Kaffir lime leaf and raita layered across the nose. The soil is completely Kimmeridgean Marl, a fossilized sea-life chalk that imparts a grandly stated aromatic complexity of green poivre, wildflower aromas of asperge des bois, bluebells and Moutarde noire. Texture rules this palate: a chiseled, finely etched chalk, drying the mouth, yet with citrus-inspired aromas mingling in candied lemons, poached white fruits, and a lingering lift of pepper. Please contact us for pricing and availability: firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-289-9463.