Tomorrow I am off to Tours with a crack team of tasters to judge some Sauvignon Blancs. I beleive that our crew includes Clarke, Metcalfe. Atkin and Harrop, among others. I’m lucky to be included!
In preparation, I’m tasting a rather good Sancerre. It’s nicely packaged and deliciously full flavoured.
Domaine Laporte Sancerre Le Rochoy 2010 Loire, France
13% alcohol. From a very flinty hillside. Fresh and intensely mineral with high acidity and grapefruit and lemon fruit. Concentrated, pure and piercing. A really impressive, bright, focused style of Sancerre. 91/100 (Jascots, although the wine is not yet on the website)