Alphonse Dolly Sauvignon Blanc 2021



This Sauvignon Blanc is grown on clay-limestone soils around the Eric Louis family estate in Thauvenay, in the east of Sancerre.

Grapes are harvested at night and pressed slowly to extract the best from the fruit, then cool fermented without the use of sulphites. The wine rests on fine lees in stainless steel, before filtering and bottling in the spring.

Beautiful pale gold colour with emerald glints, this charming Sauvignon is vibrantly fresh and fruity on the palate, with aromas of ripe tropical fruits, passionfruit and pineapple, with a touch of citrus and some herbaceous notes.

Perfect as an aperitif or sublime with grilled white fish or smoked salmon.

  • Ripe, fruity, zesty
  • 750ml
  • 12% Alcohol
  • Screwcap
  • Drink by 2024

Producer: Eric Louis Sancerre

Eric Louis is a fourth generation winegrower and vigneron, working the same vineyards that his great grandmother Pauline did when she founded the family estate in the 19th century. 'Les Celliers de la Pauline' are the estate's cellars, built above ground due to the risk of flooding from the nearby Loire river.

Eric and his associate Sophie Bertin now tend a mosaic of 60 individual plots over 35 hectares along the Loire, including the appellations of Sancerre, Pouilly-Fumé and Menetou-Salon. The estate was awarded HVE level 3 — the top level of High Environmental Value — in 2019 and began the conversion to organic farming in 2020. The work in the vineyard is extensive and exhaustive — no herbicides, no insecticides, manual tillage, disbudding and bunch thinning — all geared towards improving the quality of the grapes while protecting the precious vineyard ecosystem.

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