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Tour des Fiefs

Tour des Fiefs
2017 Sancerre

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Loire Sancerre

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13% RS: .35%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$27.99

Tour des Fiefs
2017 Sancerre

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Loire Sancerre

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13% RS: .35%
Straw color. Aromas of wheat grass, perfume, fresh green bell pepper, and marzipan creme with a silky, crisp, dry light body and a smooth, medium-length underripe gooseberry, crisp lemon-dressed kale, fennel, and fresh asparagus tips in white pepper sauce finish with no oak flavor. A crisp and clean Sancerre with high toned fruit and a dusting of minerality.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Crisp & Lively, Non-Oaky & Old World
Aroma Aroma: wheat grass, perfume, fresh green bell pepper, and marzipan creme
Taste Flavor: underripe gooseberry, crisp lemon-dressed kale, fennel, and fresh asparagus tips in white pepper sauce
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Mediterranean Mezze Plate, Ceviche, Jambalaya
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp and clean Sancerre with high toned fruit and a dusting of minerality.

The Producer

Bronco Wine Company

The Producer
33 Harlow Court
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-346-6025

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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.