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Domaine Roger et Didier Raimbault

Domaine Roger et Didier Raimbault
2016 Les Belles Côtes, Sancerre

Pair this wine with:
Fish Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Loire Sancerre

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$45
2017 Best Sancerre

Domaine Roger et Didier Raimbault
2016 Les Belles Côtes, Sancerre

Pair this wine with:
Fish Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Loire Sancerre

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5%
Straw green color. Citrusy aromas of fresh grapefruit zest and fresh summer peaches, toasted macadamia nut, lime blossom, and sweet grass with a round, lively, fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, engaging, medium-long passionfruit, brazil nut, jasmine, and limestone and sea-breeze finish with fine, fruit tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. An enormously fruit-focused Sancerre balanced by zingy acidity.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: fresh grapefruit zest and fresh summer peaches, toasted macadamia nut, lime blossom, and sweet grass
Taste Flavor: passionfruit, brazil nut, jasmine, and limestone and sea-breeze
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Hearts of Palm Salad, Ceviche, Jambalaya
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An enormously fruit-focused Sancerre balanced by zingy acidity.

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Loire Sancerre

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Sancerre is a wine from the Loire Valley of France. While there are rosé and red versions made (both from Pinot Noir), Sancerre is most commonly produced as a dry white wine, made entirely from the Sauvignon Blanc grape.

Sancerre is one of the reference points for Sauvignon Blanc - it is that famous. Medium-bodied to medium-full, very dry with lively acidity, Sancerre is a richly flavored white with notes of melon, citrus, pears and gooseberries; it generally has a long, complex finish with a distinct note of minerality or chalk.

Sancerre is made in unoaked and oaked-versions; while the wines are enjoyable upon release, the best examples need time to display all their complexities; five to seven years is an optimum time to enjoyment, while examples from the best sites are capable of aging for more than a decade.

Sancerre is an assertive, dynamic white wine with great finesse. Pair with goat cheese or strongly flavored seafood.