Sancerre wines have really come into vogue in the past four years. Seems like we cannot keep enough variety on the racks, but it is particularly an issue with the Claude and Thomas Labaille wines.
This small estate produces two exquisite Sancerre wines that we receive a small allocation, and typically sell out within a month or so. The wines are classic pure examples of old vine Sauvignon Blanc.
Both wines are on sale for 15% off through this Sunday, or until the wines sell out.
2017 Sancerre L’Authentique – $30.00, sale price $25.00
All of the vines are on the Kimmeridgian limestone soils of Chavignol and average 25 years old; they are sustainably farmed and harvested by hand. The wine is fermented with native yeasts in fiberglass and cement tanks, aged on its lees in stainless steel tanks for 4-6 months and bottled without filtration.
2017 Sancerre Chavignol “Les Monts Damnés : $40.00, sale price $34.00
Thomas-Labaille has vines averaging 30 years old with some much older on the famously steep slope of Monts Damnés in Chavignol. This unquestionably the best vineyard in the appellation. They are sustainably farmed and harvested by hand. The wine is fermented with native yeasts in fiberglass and cement tanks, aged on its lees in stainless steel tanks (with a small proportion of used barrel in some vintages) for 4-6 months and bottled without filtration.