2021 Florian Mollet Sancerre Tradition, Domaine Roc de l'Abbaye `Tradition`, Loire, France
The nose shows expressive aromas of gooseberry, white flowers and a hint of tropical fruit. The palate is harmonious with zippy acidity complemented by vibrant gooseberry and stone fruit flavours.
The grapes comes from a selection of 10 - 25 year-old vines across an area of 25 hectares. The vines sit on clay and limestone soils. overlooking the Cher Valley. This soil combination is able to retain water in warm and dry vintages and helps to produce grapes with good acidity, freshness and fruit expression.
Located on the eastern side of Sancerre, Domaine Roc de l’Abbaye by Florian Mollet is one of few estates in the appellation to be planted entirely on flint soils. This soil, known as ‘silex’, represents just 15% of the Sancerre appellation and is coveted for its geological make-up, which produces wines with expressive gunflint aromas and a taut character. The history of the estate began in 15th century when the nearby Abbey identified four hectares of silex soil and named it Domaine du Clos du Roc. These four hectares became part of the domaine in 1973 through the marriage of Jean-Paul Mollet and Rosie-Marie Maudry, who combined their family estates to create Domaine Roc de L’Abbaye.
Food pairing: These refreshing wines can be enjoyed on their own, but they also pair amazingly well with goat cheese, seafood, vegetables, pork, and chicken.
Pale golden in colour, this wine has ripe citrus aromas paired with herbaceous notes. Its structured yet balanced palate reveals the consecrated minerality and freshness of an excellent Sancerre. Sauvignon 100%
Region: Loire, France
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc