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2014 Jean- Max Roger Cuvee G.C. Sancerre
The Roger family have practised their trade in and around village of Bué since the early 17th century. Jean-Max Roger took the reins in the early 1970s and expanded the estate's Sancerre holdings from 4 hectares to its current 26. Beginning in 2004, two of his three sons, Etienne and Thibault, came back to work at the estate, ensuring this fine maker continues as a passionate, quality focused, family business.
The family's vineyards within the Sancerre appellation are located in the communes of Bué, Sancerre, and the hamlets of Amigny, Crézancy and Vinon. These plantings include three of the most famous vineyards - Le Grand Chemarin, Le Chêne Marchand and La Poussie - made up of “caillottes” (small calcified stones) “terres blanches” (maritime lime and clay soils like those found in Chablis) and some "griottes" (softer calcified stones). "Cuvée G.C." is made from Sauvignon Blanc grapes harvested predominantly in “Le Grand Chemarin", with some material from neighbouring terroirs with similar characteristics. These stoney, clay-limestone based soils known as "caillottes" cover steep slopes that enjoy southerly to south-eastern exposures. Wines from these areas are elegant, lifted and show great finesse.
Brilliant pale straw colour with greenish highlights around the edges and a watery hue. The nose is not quite as forthcoming as the Domaine Nozay Sancerre displaying herbaceous grassy characters, asparagus and citrus scents followed by some faint dried herbs and spice end notes. Light and not as texturally full as the Nozay but fresher the palate features flavours of herbaceous grassy characters, dried herbs, asparagus, citrus and spice. Clean dry finish with fresh acidity. Aftertaste of citrus, grassy herbaceous characters, dried herbs, asparagus and spice.
Drink over the next 2-3 years.