We have drunk a lot of Sancerre in our time. Who doesn’t love this reliable expression of Sauvignon Blanc? Who doesn’t love the idea of castle studded villages and patchwork vineyards composed of flint, pebbles and limestone?
Sometimes though, we must admit, when it comes to Sauvignon Blanc lately, even the noble Sancerre, we have been wondering, “Is this all there is?”
Enter the Edmond Vatan Sancerre “Clos la Néore”. One single terroir in Chavignol, planted with older, low-yielding vines.The grapes are simply harvested, fermented and aged in ancient barrels without very much fuss or intervention.The resulting Sauvignon is one of bewildering density and citric depth. It seems improbable that one bottle can bear so much complexity, yet it somehow does.
2011 Edmond Vatan Sancerre “Clos la Néore” Loire Valley, France $68.99/ BTL
500 cases are made, 125 come into the Unites States.
24 Bottles Available