Region: Sancerre - Loire Valley, FRA
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Domaine Roland Tissier is a small, family-owned wine estate in Chavignol, one of the greatest wine villages within the Sancerre district. Founded in 1945, the domain is run today by Roland Tissier’s grandchildren, viticulturalist Rodolphe and winemaker Florent.
100% Sauvignon Blanc from vines with an average age of 30 years growing on clay-limestone, limestone and silex soils.
Altogether classic. White nectarine and gooseberry, brine and blackcurrant, a little rub of nettle. It’s fleshy and flavoursome, but not overt, discreet, gently creamy and chalky, a bit of the old ‘mineral’ and crushed rock, passionfruit and grapefruit on a composed and pretty long finish. Delightful. – Notes from Gary Walsh