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2016 Domaine du Nozay Sancerre
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 a faint tinge of green around the outskirts. Delicate lime and green apple aromas laced with fresh herbs emerge from the glass followed by some light herbaceous grassy characters and citrusy mineral end notes. Light and fresh the palate has plenty of zest to it with lime and green apple flavours dominate over citrusy mineral infusions, herbs and a subtle grassiness on the crisp dry finish. Medium to long lime, green apple, citrusy mineral and light herbaceous grassy character aftertaste.
Drink over the next 1-2 years.