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Domaine Vacheron Sancerre Blanc Les Romains 2020

Full on Sancerre with a sense of lightness.
  • $116.00

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Primary Notes: Lemon / Lime Oyster-y salinity

Secondary Notes:

Tertiary Notes:

Body: Full

Dryness: Very Dry

Acidity: Medium +

Tannin: Light

Alcohol (%): 13

Origin: Sancerre, Loire Valley, France

Maker: Domaine Vacheron

Grape: Sauvignon Blanc

Fermentation: Biodynamic Slight Wood

Awards: >90 pts

Decanting: <30 minutes

Serving Temperature: Best served between 8-10 degrees.

Asian Food Pairing: sushi, aburi oyster, spicy hot pot or fish stew

Western Food Pairing: Pair with oysters, goats cheese, or poached trout.

Description

Domaine Vacheron Sancerre Blanc Les Romains 2020

Domaine Vacheron Sancerre Blanc Les Romains is full on with a sense of lightness. The intense and pure bouquet exudes aromas reminiscent of oysters and lemon. Full-bodied with a refreshing acidity, gymnast-like balance and serious complexity. Grippy with a fine texture. Flavours of lime zest, lemon-y sorrel and a powerful saline minerality that persists long into the finish to delight the senses.

100% Sauvignon Blanc from certified biodynamic Domaine Vacheron vineyards in the charming, hilltop town of Sancerre. The Les Romains vineyard is full south-facing and has an altitude of 320 metres. It is one of the domaine's first 'single-vineyard' bottlings, the first vintage was in 1997. The vines have an average age of 20–50 years. Pure flint soils, rich in fossilized material, contribute a minerality and smokiness to the wine.
Harvest is exclusively by hand. Fermentation with indigenous yeasts. The wine ages for 4 months in old French oak foudres. Bottling without fining or filtering.


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AWARDS & ACCOLADES

- 94 POINTS

From 20- to 50-year-old vines in a south/southwest-facing vineyard, the 2019 Sancerre Les Romains offers a pure yet intense and iodine-scented bouquet of shells and oysters along with algae aromas. Full-bodied, rich and powerful on the palate, this is an elegant, refined, balanced and refreshingly mineral Les Romains with a long, juicy, pretty aromatic, seriously structured and persistent salty finish with stimulating grip. Impressive, as always. Tasted February 2021.


 The Sancerre Les Romains is made in a supple, full style with a sense of lightness. It has the balance of a gymnast and a fine texture. The satisfying, mouthwatering, refined finish features delicate fragrances of chamomile and lemon.