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2014 Domaine du Nozay Sancerre

Sancerre, Loire Valley, FRANCE
$32. 99 Bottle
$395.88 Dozen
Cellar: 2 - 3 Years (2018-2019)
ABV: 12.5%
Closure: Cork

Domaine du Nozay at Sainte Gemme on the northern edge of the Sancerre Appellation was established from scratch by Philippe de Benoist, whose brother-in-law is Aubert de Villaine, co-owner of the famous Burgundy house, Domaine de la Romanee Conti. With a generally greener flavour profile and showing more restraint the Sauvignon Blancs of Sancerre are a complete contrast in style to their pungent and exuberant New Zealand counterparts.

Brilliant water like colour with greenish tinged edges. The nose shows good intensity with aromas of fresh herbs intermixed with some grassy characters and lime followed by citrus and spicy asparagus end notes. Nicely textured and possessing good concentration the palate has lively flavours of grassy asparagus characters, fresh herb infusions and citrus which overlay a hint of spicy capsicum. Clean dry refreshing finish. Long grassy asparagus, fresh herb, citrus and spice aftertaste.
Drink over the next 2-3 years.
Alc 12.5%