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Chotard Sancerre Cuvee Marcel Henri 2015


Synopsis, Our Opinion: Vibrant Sauvignon Blanc that was filled with tension and excitement.

Producer/Winery: Daniel Chotard; Reigny, France.

Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Sancerre; Loire Valley, France.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $31.50 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Turkey soup and corn bread.

Tasting:

    Chilled before drinking. Clear, oat straw color. Fresh lemon aroma, but as it warmed there were also hints of gooseberry. Smooth, dry, spirited, light to medium body and a 150-grit texture. Distinct flavors of lemon, California grapefruit and one drop of bitters all blended into a mineral background. Energetic zesty acidity and a very special tart lemon finish that had a slippery mineral aftertaste. WOW, very rousing wine that had an aristocratic character. Delicious paired with the turkey soup, but noteworthy sipping with leftover corn bread after the dinner. The wine did dramatically change as it warmed. It started crisp and fresh and as it warmed it became more stalwart and refined. Vibrant Sauvignon Blanc that was filled with tension and excitement.

Chotard vineyard in the Lorie Valley
Photo from Domaine Daniel Chotard.

Comments: Learn more about Daniel Chotard and his wines.

See also: our reviews of other Daniel Chotard wines.

Alcohol Content: 14%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: 7 61503 44323 6

Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.