Domaine du Nozay 2018 Sancerre AOC

Domaine du Nozay 2018 Sancerre AOC

Item Number: 14251

UPC: 0-811644011976

Country: France
Region: Loire
Sub Region: Centre-Loire
Appellation/AVA: Sancerre AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2018
Grape(s): 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Certified Biodynamic
Soil Type: Kimmeridgian

Winemaking Notes: The Sauvignon Blanc ferments spontaneously with native yeast in small stainless steel tanks—rounder and more “egg-shaped” than typical cylindrical vessels in order to promote constant motion of the fine lees. To understand the vineyards as intimately as possible, Cyril vinifies and ages each individual parcel separately (no matter how small) and blends only before the time of bottling—a painstaking regimen. The wine ages for 10-12 months before bottled unfined and unfiltered. Malolactic fermentation occurs spontaneously in tank. Total sulfites equal 30-40 mg/L.

Tasting Notes: With a broad, flinty mineral core of palate-staining intensity, this complex cuvee positively bristles with energy, a testament to its supremely healthy biodynamically wrought grapes of origin. The fruit here stops well short of overt Sauvignon Blanc gooseberry, offering notes of lime zest, musk melon, and salty peach on a bright but not squeaky-sterile frame. It’s refreshing to encounter a Sancerre that shows excellent typicity yet speaks more of the rocks beneath the soil than the fruit suspended above it.