Dear Friends and Wine Lovers,
Over the years Sancerre has become the quintessential summer white, and with good reason, its lively aroma
and zesty, citrus flavors are the perfect refreshing, thirst quencher on a hot day.
Sancerre is actually a village, dramatically situated on a hilltop overlooking the Loire River, that has lent its name
to the definitive expression of the Sauvignon Blanc grape. Its chalky, limestone soil, spreads out over the left bank of the river and imbues the
wines with its flinty, herbaceous personality. Sancerre’s food friendly nature has made it internationally recognized as an essential addition to any
restaurant wine list.
We are offering a mixed case of three Sancerres from three unique terroir.
Domaine La Croix St. Laurent - 2005 - $16.99
Nestled in the rolling hills near the winemaking village of Bué, Domaine La Croix has favored a south western exposure and a unique micro-climate
due to its proximity to the Loire River. The estate has been in the same family sine the beginning of the 19th century and the vines have an
average age of 30 years.
Vincent Gaudry - Melodie de Vielle Vignes 2005 - $22.99
Vincent Gaudry, located in Sury-En-Vaux, was certified bio-dynamic in 2002. They use no commercial enzymes, yeasts or additives and release
their wines unfiltered. Their vines average out at 50 years of age hence the proprietary name “Melodie de Vieilles Vignes”
(Medley of Old Vines).
Lucien Crochet – La Chêne – 2004 - $29.99
This domaine, totaling just more than 90 acres spread across the Sancerre appellation, is run by the father-and-son team of Lucien and Gilles
Crochet. This white is produced from 35-year-old vines in the Clos du Chene Marchand vineyard, where the domaine has 12 acres. Lucien
Crochet was chosen one of the three leading Sancerre producers by Jacqueline Freidrich, author of “A Wine and Food Guide to the Loire.”
The six pack special
is with 10% off - $129.94 - Shelf price - $139.94
(2btls of each wine)
The mixed case special
is 15% off - $237.89 - Shelf price - $279.88
(4btls of each wine)
The Blind Tasting Game Continues... This Thursday August 10th
This Thursday August 10th from 5:30-8:00pm we will be having a little fun. Come in the store and we will blind
taste you on a wine. If you guess the grape, you get 5% off. If you guess the grape and the country, you get 10% off. If you guess the grape,
the country and the region, you get 15% off. Get out of the heat, test your senses and have some fun!
We hope to see you here...
Jean-Luc Le Dû.