2019 Le Roi Des Pierres Sancerre
Le Roi des Pierres’ grapes come from a prominent family in Chavignol near the Monts Damnés, the most iconic vineyard in Sancerre. There are three soil types found in Sancerre—terres blanches, which is clay, limestone and rich in shellfish fossils, caillottes, a pebbly limestone terroir, and finally silex. Each soil type plays a significant role in the character of a wine’s flavor. Le Roi des Pierre’s (“King of Stones”) Sancerre is crafted from silex, the rarest of the three, representing only 15% of the soil. Silex is composed of flint over a clay and limestone base and has proven to produce distinctive wines with an extraordinary ability to age. Vines range in age from 20 to 40 years and are trellised in a simple Guyot system with up to 40% situated on steep slopes.
An enchanting gold color with pale reflections, this Sancerre delivers mineral-driven aromas (oyster shelf) which intertwine with floral notes (rose) and vine peach skin. This ensemble brings a beautiful elegance to the wine. On the palate it has a softness that balances with a salty minerality, traces of the flint terroir and nuances of peach and orange quarter. The finish is concentrated, salivating with lingering notes of ripe lemon.
100% Sauvignon Blanc
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