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2015 Domaine Du Carrou Sancerre BlancSauvignon Blanc from France

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"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 we...

  • 94 Decanter
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"Citrus and peach aromas with a little box tree and gooseberry and some smoky, flinty seams. A good ripeness of plum and yellow peach fruit. Not overdone, this is a classy and expressive Sauvignon that has the capacity to age for several years."

Product Description:

"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

Product Detail

Item # 98058
Country France
Region Loire
Sub-Region Sancerre
Ratings

94 - Decanter

Vintage 2015
Color White
ABV 13.0%
Varietal(s) Sauvignon Blanc
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste grass, gooseberry, grapefruit, lime, melon, citrus, mineral and flint
Nose apple, pear, kiwi, citrus, stone, grapefruit and melon