Domaine Laporte Sancerre Le Rochoy 2020
|Region||France, Loire Valley, Sancerre|
The terroir stamps its mark on a wine. « Le Rochoy », which originates from an especially singular flinty hillside, offers a vast mosaic of aromas. Its incredibly delicate and exclusive mineral notes create all the beauty of this wine. « Where finesse and elegance blend with virility ». Pair with smoked fish, shellfish and white meats.
Deliciously textured and densely flavored, this wine has white and citrus fruits that have a chalky, mineral edge from the flint soil. With its concentration and richness, the wine could age a little longer, so drink from 2022. Organic.
The product of a wild ferment from an organic estate, the 2020 Sancerre Le Rochoy Terroir de Silex is classic "cat pee on a gooseberry bush" (or boxwood, if you like) on the nose and on the palate. There's an ease to this wine: it's fluid and gentle, with a little texture on the mid-palate built through five months on fine lees. The finish is satisfying and freshly balanced albeit medium-length at best. Ripe for drinking now.