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Gerard Boulay La Cote Sancerre 2014

Synopsis, Our Opinion: OUTSTANDING Sauvignon blanc and it goes into our list of MEMORABLE WINES.

Producer/Winery: Gérard Boulay; Chavignol, France.

Grape Variety: Sauvignon blanc.

Geographic Appellation: Sancerre; Loire Valley, France.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $53.00

Purchased From: Manhattan Wine company; New York, New York.

Paired With: Sipping with bread and cheese. Mussels in roasted tomato sauce.

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before drinking. Clear, wheat straw color. Slightly earthy with citrus, fresh cut wet grass and honeysuckle aromas and just a tiny hint of gooseberry. Luscious, smooth, dry mouth-feel and medium body. Orange, lime, Granny Smith apple and tropical fruit flavors abound and continue through the long chalky mineral finish. SPECTACULAR Sauvignon Blanc…it was so crisp, light and fresh, yet so rich in both mouth feel and taste; and BEST OF ALL…you can intuitively taste the Loire soil in every sip. Without question it sets the standard for Sauvignon Blanc!!! Why all the hyperbole…because it simply stands out so dramatically from all the others. Vicky and I don’t often agree 100% on wines, but we did on this one and both said it was OUTSTANDING Sauvignon Blanc and it goes into our list of MEMORABLE WINES.

    She said: Clear, light golden yellow color with a skimpy number of irregularly spaced, plotting legs. The wine was impressive for its luscious velvety smoothness and delicate crispness that together create a medium bodied wine that had exceptional lightness. The mild aroma and flavors were citrusy and blossomed in the long clean finish. Great with the mussels, the wine was one of the tastiest interpretations of Sauvignon Blanc I have ever had!

Gérard Boulay in his Chavignol, France vineyard
Photo from Polaner Selections.

Comments:

Alcohol Content: 11-14%

Closure: Cork.

UPC Code: NA

Imported by: Polaner Selections; Mount Kisco, New York.