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Domaine le Montoire

Domaine le Montoire
2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Sancerre

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Loire Sancerre

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Domaine le Montoire
2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Sancerre

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Loire Sancerre

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
Golden straw color. Aromas of yellow apple, crenshaw melon on yogurt, water chestnuts, honey, and slate with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light body and an effortless, compelling, medium-length hints of lime, panettone, honeydew melon, and pears finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A bright, food-friendly Sancerre with refreshing minerality.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Non-Oaky & Old World
Aroma Aroma: yellow apple, crenshaw melon on yogurt, water chestnuts, honey, and slate
Taste Flavor: hints of lime, panettone, honeydew melon, and pears
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Kebobs, Ceviche, Jambalaya
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bright, food-friendly Sancerre with refreshing minerality.

The Importer

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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.