Place: Sancerre - Loire Valley, FRA
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
From 13 hectares of vines in Bué - one of the most revered villages in Sancerre - Thierry of Domaine Merlin-Cherrier produces beautifully classic white wines of which the region is famed.
A sign of a great producer is pride of their work in the vineyard. Thierry grabbed the keys to his ex US Military Jeep and we began a tour of his beautiful vineyards. It became evident quickly that this was a first class producer with fantastic attention to detail and passion.
High toned preserved lemon, lemon juice, lanolin, grapefruit juice, lime pith and nuances of rock salt. The palate is light on its feet, fine pith like tannins with a lovely non intrusive structure. Ever so fine and long with a wonderful Seaspray lift. – Notes from the importer, Jono Hersey