2021 Domaine Voltonerrie Les Vallees Sancerre
2021 Domaine Voltonerrie Les Vallees Sancerre Sancerre Blanc in a gentle, flowery, mineral style. It is generous, yet perfectly balanced with a dry refreshing mineral finish, and it’s a terrific value. All stainless.
“Delicate mineral notes of chalk and slate with good citrus and melon in the nose. Fairly rich in the middle with nice snap. Firm acidity brace this wine so that it will stand up to and marry well with fish, shellfish and goat cheese. Nearly most of nine hectares of vineyards are located in the chalky, clay soil around the village of Bué, where many of Sancerre’s most prestigious vineyards are located. The soil around this village contains the perfect balance of chalk and clay. The wine is thus quite floral and high toned in the nose while having a rich, full-bodied middle.”
I do not normally email this kind of wine to our premium customers but there has been such a huge shortage of Sancerre out there and we have just received one pallet this. Grab it while you can! Sancerre has dried up out there and we have just received a doozy. We have been hunting high and low and this wine is an amazing Sancerre and a great find. The wine is bought to us by Domaine Carlin Pinson who have been making great Sancerre for 50 years and really took off after modernizing their facility in 2006. Made from calcerous and limestone plateaus with south, south east exposure, they make spectacular Sancerre that jumps out of the glass in bouquet, that alive and fresh on the palate with a crisp, electrifying finish. They are a small family run operation that controls meticulously the whole winemaking process. Extreme care is taken in the vinification and maturing of our Sancerre wines which is undoubtedly responsible for the success of our wines at home and abroad. Todays wine is a special cuvee that Pinson put together for us, Domaine Voltonerrie Les Vallees Sancerre 2021 is Sancerre in all it perfection.
In true French style, the Sancerre terroir – intricately studied and mapped – is credited with the very particular aromas and flavors! The key soil types are divided into limestone, marlstone, clays of various compositions and the all-important flint stones (pictured) which have excellent heat-retention and light-reflecting properties that help the grapes achieve optimal ripeness in the typically cooler growing season. Their mineral qualities traditionally found in Sancerre are leached gently through the soils encapsulating the two beloved descriptors, ‘flinty’ and ‘chalky’!