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2017 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 pale straw colour with a slight tinge of green to the edgings and a watery hue. Notions of lime and green apple are overlaid by fresh herb notes followed by light scents of herbaceous grassy characters and wet stone. Nicely balanced with an elegant rounded mouthfeel the palate has flavours of limes, fresh herb infusions and citrus over wet stone characters and a subtle grassiness. Finishes dry with fresh acidity and an aftertaste of lime, fresh herbs, citrus, subtle grassy asparagus and stony mineral characters.
Drink over the next 1-2 years.