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2017 Patrick Noël Sancerre: Loire Valley, France

$34.99

Tasting Notes

This wine has a great balance between crisp citrus flavors and touches of pineapple and apricot. The wine is softened into a attractive serenity. Clean with perfect acidity!

Winery Details

The Domaine was created in 1988 by Patrick Noël in his native village of Saint-Satur, at the base of the Sancerre hill. Patrick is descended from more than three centuries of vignerons, all from the village of Chavignol.

This wine is a combination of vines ranging from 20 to 80 years old and different soils from vineyards located in Chavignol, Sancerre, and Saint-Satur villages, which includes all 3 soil types of the region. Silex (flinty clay) plots are located in Sancerre, with Kimmeridgian clay-limestone plots called terres blanches located in Chavignol and Saint-Satur, and finally, caillottes (stony calcareous limestone) plots in Chavignol. The soil and the climate help make this wine rich and fruity. A perfect balance of the terroirs with the minerality of flint, the finesse of the gravel and the fat of the clay and limestone.

After an indigenous yeast fermentation in stainless steel, the wine rests in tank without bâtonnage, with only one racking, two months after fermentation, and then it is left undisturbed until bottling right before harvest.

This wine is ready to be enjoyed now! Or, if you're looking for a nice wine to age, this wine could easily sit for a few more years. If enjoyed now, the primacy of the aromas will give way to a rounder, more harmonious and more complete wine.

Wine Summary

Winery/Producer: Patrick NOËL EARL

Grape(s): 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Style: White, dry

Origin: Sancerre, Loire Valley, France

Vinification: Fermented with indigenous yeast in stainless steel

Aging: 4 to 6 months in stainless steel tanks

% ABV: 13%