Chateau de Sancerre 2005

Sauvignon Blanc from Loire, France

$25.99
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Item No. 89938
  • white wine
  • W&S89
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2001
  • W&S91

Winemaker's Notes

VISUAL
Clear, pale gold in colour.

NOSE
Nice intensity. Floral notes dominate the first nose giving finesse and elegance. Once the wine is allowed to breathe, slight nuances of vanilla surface and open up to fruity aromas of yellow peach and plum.

PALATE
Soft attack, nicely rounded with lots of richness, yet still very fresh. Notes of fruit dominate (apricot, yellow peach). Harmonious on the palate with excellent length.

Learn About Chateau de Sancerre

The history of the Sancerre vineyards goes back almost a thousand years, for it was in 11th and 12th centuries that monks in the surrounding districts began to cultivate vines. From the reign of Philippe-Augustus to the reign of Louis XVI, the Kings of France delighted in Sancerre wine - one of the most exquisite of the Kingdom, as one described it - and a 19th century devote,...

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Learn About Loire

It's unfortunate that this region is so under appreciated and overlooked - the wines from the Loire Valley are outstanding. They are delicious examples of varietal and soil expression and the wide range of wines is so refreshing. Dry, sweet, sparkling, red, white… all represented here in the Loire. The main white grapes are Chenin Blanc, Muscadet and Sauvignon Blanc. For reds...

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Learn About Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (so-veen-YAWN blahnk) One of the most distinctive grapes, Sauvignon Blanc is a highly aromatic variety that does well in both the old and new world. From the Loire Valley of France to Marlborough in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc has found many regions that bring out its unique and delicious flavors. Notable Facts Sauvignon Blanc's home...

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