So when this turned up at under £20 retail, I thought it was worth a taste.
Bright silver with edges of gold and pale honey.
Subtle grassiness on the nose, with fresh lemon zest and a hint of honeysuckle. Maybe even a touch of fleshy white stone fruit.
Nicely bright on the palate. Bracing acidity frames both the lemon and white fruits whilst leading to a gripping mineral finish. All the grassiness sticks to the edges - this is no cat's pee or gooseberry nonsense but proper crisp, refreshing Sancerre. There's a richness that rises right at the end, giving great weight. It wants for a good linguine vongole with parsley and lemon butter, or perhaps a good chevre with walnut oil dressing. Fantastic summer wine.
Tasted 2/8/2010 at Luvians Bottleshop