Sancerre Blanc "Le Rochoy" 2016 - Domaine Laporte


This Cuvée is elaborated from Sauvignon Blanc vines planted on 10-hectare plot called Le Rochoy, lying hillside on flinty soils and recently converted to Organic farming. A highly mineral and complex wine with a lot of different aromas of ripe fruit. One of the most elegant and pure Sancerre we came across, so definitely worth its price!

94/100 "Editors' Choice" Wine Enthusiast

91/100 Wine Sepctator

16.5/20 Jancis Robinson

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Producer
Vintage
Appellation
Region
Type
Grape
Domaine Laporte
2016
Sancerre
Loire Valley
Dry white wine
100% Sauvignon Blanc
 
Drink
Open
Serve
Food
from now to 2020
Open and drink
11°C
seafood (scallops, monkfish), white meat and poultry (pork, veal, chicken)
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Soil
Vineyard
Harvest
Alcohol
Ageing
Flinty hillside
Organic certified
Manual
13%
5 months on fine lees
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Jancis Robinson

16.5/20 "Tank sample. Slightly cloudy. Spicy pear aroma and creamy spice on the palate. Defined and precise but rather linear, for the moment at least, but give it a few months in bottle for it to settle down. Long, sour-fresh finish. (JH)" (previous vintage)

Wine Spectator

91/100 "Very steely, with a strong flinty edge that runs throughout, harnessing the core of peach, thyme and wet straw flavors. Piercing finish. Drink now through 2020.(previous vintage)

Wine Enthusiast

94/100 Editors' Choice "From a sloping flinty vineyard, this is an impressive wine. It is powered by its tight tense texture to give a concentrated essence of Sauvignon Blanc. The wine, with its green and citrus fruits, is tangy, steely and needing to age. Drink from 2019."

Bronze Medal at Decanter World Wine Awards 2016 (previous vintage)

 

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Sancerre Blanc "Le Rochoy" 2016 - Domaine Laporte

Sancerre Blanc "Le Rochoy" 2016 - Domaine Laporte

This Cuvée is elaborated from Sauvignon Blanc vines planted on 10-hectare plot called Le Rochoy, lying hillside on flinty soils and recently converted to Organic farming. A highly mineral and complex wine with a lot of different aromas of ripe fruit. One of the most elegant and pure Sancerre we came across, so definitely worth its price!

94/100 "Editors' Choice" Wine Enthusiast

91/100 Wine Sepctator

16.5/20 Jancis Robinson