2015 Domaine Du Carrou Sancerre Blanc
grass, gooseberry, grapefruit, lime, melon, citrus, mineral and flint
apple, pear, kiwi, citrus, stone, grapefruit and melon
"Dominique Roger can trace his family's roots in the village of Bué back to the 18th century. The family's presence in that village reaches back much further but all records were destroyed during the French Revolution. The vineyards of Bué are generally considered to be among the best of Sancerre's 14 communes. Dominique's father, Maurice, started Domaine du Carrou in 1950 with only six acres, but by the time he turned over the reins to Dominique in 1985, he had increased the family's vine holdings to 16 acres. Since that time, Dominique has selectively added well-situated parcels (mostly in Bué) and he now tends 24 acres of vines.
What is unique about Domaine du Carrou is Dominique's commitment to Sancerre Rouge, as more than one-third of the domaine is now planted to Pinot Noir. France's most respected critics, Michel Bettane and Thierry Desseauve, perennially rank Domaine du Carrou among the Top 10 producers of Sancerre. They also consider Dominique Roger's La Jouline Rouge to be the best Pinot Noir in the entire appellation (along with Alphonse Mellot's top cuvées)." Importer