J. De Villebois Sancerre Blanc 2021 750ml
91 pts - James Suckling
89 pts - Anthony Gismondi on wine
Star appellation, Sancerre is the benchmark for Sauvignon Blanc! The Villebois team works on the 3 terroirs of the appellation to produce a Sancerre in its image, contemporary and respectful of traditions! Its personality is expressed by an unusual aromatic intensity. Its mouth is smooth, fruity, modern. The terroir supports the palate but does not dominate it, it accompanies the aromatic palette (lemon zest and gooseberry). An iconic cuvée which is gradually establishing itself as a reference in Sancerre!
Tasting Notes: Pale yellow eye with delicate green glimmers. The nose offers a subtle combination of ripe citrus and exotic fruits as well as gooseberry and flint, characteristic of the varietal. The palate discloses a smooth, round attack and fresh finish with excellent aromatic complexity.
Food Pairing: Excellent on its own or as an aperitif, it is delicious with shellfish or goat cheese from the Loire Valley.
ABV: 12-14% / Variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc / Origin: Loire Valley, France