Supremely Luxurious Renaissance Sancerre

Know that feeling when you taste a wine and you feel your eyes open wide and you think, “Holy cow – that’s delicious!”?  That’s what we did when we tasted the first of today’s featured Sauvignon Blancs from Sancerre with importer Olivier Daubresse – the 2015 Renaissance Sancerre La Magie des Caillottes.

Then we tasted 2014 Sancerre Les Grandes Marnes.  Our eyes opened wide, we rose up on our toes and thought:  “Holy cow, that’s delicious. And, we’re underdressed to be drinking something this luxurious.  Anybody got a tuxedo we can borrow?”

They're both stunningly delicious and available to you now at very special mix/match savings.  Stock up!  Note that mix/match six and 12 bottle discounts will not display properly on your online order form or confirmation but will be applied before your card is charged.

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Fleuriet Renaissance Sancerre La Magie Des Caillottes 2015 Product #31961 (In Stock)
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From vines up to 40 years-old growing on Sancerre’s famous Kimmeridgian soils, the chalky marls responsible for the best wines of Chablis and Champagne, too.  Fermented and aged 50% in tank and 50% in brand new French oak barrels, allowing the oak to round off Sauvignon’s sometimes harsh edges and time on the fine lees to add body and creamy richness.  The oak shows in the wine’s texture – round, smooth, voluptuous – but not so much in the aromas and flavors.  It’s bold and rich with very ripe peach, white citrus, and an exotic touch of tangerine.  There’s plenty of body in this warm vintage, but also a sizzlingly sharp finish where lemon citrus and mineral notes make your mouth water and keep the flavors fresh and long.  A fine wine to just drink for refreshment on a warm day and even better with cilantro-laced Vietnamese fish dishes.

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Fleuriet Renaissance Sancerre Les Grandes Marnes 2014 Product #31962 (In Stock)
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Old vines (30-60 years) and a mix of Kimmeridgian marl and Silex flint give this fantastic intensity.  The incredibly sophisticated use of large (about 3x the size of a Burgundy barrel) new French oak (60%) transforms that intensity into pure luxurious delight.

It's explosively aromatic, with scents of sliced pineapple, grapefruit flesh and peel, smoky gunflint, and fresh cut grass just jumping out of the glass.  In the mouth it starts like biting into a fresh, perfectly ripe, kumquat - a pop of citrus oil, followed by fleshy orange-tinged citrus fruit and juice and a just-right bite of bitter pith.  A dusting of black pepper and creamy touch of Meyer lemon confit adds complexity as do subtle notes of fresh tarragon and chive.  You don't really experience the oak as "oak" - instead it just rounds the texture and intensifies the Silex gunflint minerality.  Take a sip and wait 90-120 seconds - you'll still be tasting and savoring this beauty.  A remarkable, delicious, supremely sophisticated wine to enjoy tonight and over the next 5 years.

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Sale Half Case (6): $27.98/ea
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