Le Roi Des Pierres Sancerre 2016

The Data

Country   France

Appellation   Sancerre

Varietal   Sauvignon Blanc

Retail Price   $29.99

ABV   13%

In the Glass

Appearance

Brilliant, medium green/yellow color.

Aromatics

The nose is moderately intense offering scents of kumquat and grapefruit with supporting notes of kiwi, slate, and guava.

Flavor

The palate confirms the nose delivering a green fruit and tropical fruit-driven core with flavors of orange peel and ripe fruits with accents of mineral. The finish is long and lingering.

Intensity & Texture

Medium-bodied and perfectly balanced with an opulent texture.

Cool Factor

A

We have long loved Sancerre as it delivers a style of Sauvignon Blanc scarcely tasted elsewhere in the world of wine.

Value Grade

C+

Sadly, Sancerre is not inexpensive and there are so many options when buying Sauvignon Blanc. However, there is only one wine like Sancerre!

Analysis

Le Roi Des Pierres (king of stones) gives a nod to the "silex" soil type that features flint over clay and limestone. This is the rarest of the three soil types found in Sancerre. The Sauvignon Blanc vines range in age from 20 to 40 years old with nearly half of them grown on steep slopes. This wine is made entirely in stainless steel to retain freshness with a period of five months on the lees (the natural solids that fall from the wine after fermentation) to add richness and roundness.

How to Enjoy

Serve chilled with cold or hot fish and shellfish dishes.

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