One of the more full bodied Sancerres you will see in the sense that the flavours are intense, still containing a sharp and pungent acidity.
Fifth generation winemakers and not just any Puligny, but Les Pucelles, bordering the rare vines of Montrachet. Combining refinement with hedonism, pair with fine fish and seafood, lightly sauced white meats, and perhaps mild cheeses. Flint, pear, floral.
A fabulous entry point to the highly regarded wines of Jean Chartron, Rully isn’t a ‘little brother’ but rather a surprisingly full-throttle expression which can hold its own with heavily sauced fish and white meat dishes, mild to wild cheeses, and charcuterie as well! Lemon, stones, vanilla.
Having brought Pouilly-Fume to new heights, young Pabiot shows his touch with newer vines. Light and easy to approach, a great partner for oysters, fish and vegetables, asian cuisine, and various soft cheeses and light charcuterie. Honeydew, flint, smoky.
A fifth generation maker, already compared to the legendary Dageneau, producing a Pouilly-Fume like no other Eurythemie. True complexity in a medium body, pair with raw seafood, buttery fish, chicken, goat cheese, and charcuterie. Tropical fruit, minerals, herbs.
Quite rare, Hermitage Blanc is luscious yet balanced, especially in the hands of Chapoutier-owned Ferraton. Rich, pairs well with full-flavour fish and seafood, white meats, oriental food, and mild to medium cheeses. Beeswax, nuts, lemon.
The 2018 Cervaro della Sala is a luminous straw yellow in colour streaked with occasional greenish highlights. The nose shows light toasted notes accompanied by aromas of citrus fruit, tropical fruit, and hints of butter. The palate is notably savoury and fresh, with characteristics of chamomile, white fruit, and flint along with a pleasurable persistence and tasting depth. Its youth, although already inviting and enjoyable, announces much capacity for ageing. The wine, still quite young, will evolve in an optimal fashion in the years to come.
Minerality rings from the start, with flinty broken stones, a touch of light smoked stone, meadow herbs, subtle dried quince, light anise and a pad of earthy lees to a flake salt and flint finish. Fantastic structure, finesse, and nonchalance, this is a joy to drink now and in future.
This wine has the lemon-mineral punch of great Burgundy, plus a ripe pear fruitiness, white poppy and remarkable density. This is sleek, contemporary white winemaking of the highest order.
Pouring a slightly deeper lemon hue, this fuller wine opens with an earthy hay and lemon / orange whiff before moving to a ringing palate of brown butter, honeysuckle, lemon verbena, lemon pith, and flake salts, extending long along the palate. So much energy and life in this characterful wine.
This pours a hazy / cloudy pale yellow hue, and teems with wild lemon, meadow grass, subtle lemon blossom, verbena, and crushed stone. Acidity is easily lofted, steaming this to an amply saline and lengthy finish. Subtle, yet striking, this is a charmer.