Chateau de Sancerre Rouge 2010
Expressive and complex, Sancerre Rouge captivates with aromas of red berries coupled with light notes of oak and spice. The lovely aromatic length ends with cherry jam on the finish. The flavor is full-bodied with a nice balance of fruity cherry freshness. A great food pairing for meat with light spicy sauce or Camenbert and Blue cheeses.
Château de Sancerre, built in the 10th century by the Count of Champagne, is the most prestigious property in Sancerre, and the only one that can use the Château de Sancerre name. Its sought-after hillside vineyards have been attached to the Château for centuries. The classic estate bottled wines exemplify Sancerre’s sophisticated minerality & bracing acidity.
This is a lively Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley made by the Société des Produits Marnier-Lapostolle, which also produces of Grand Marnier liqueurs. Look: Pale straw color with bright clarity. Smell: A nose of kiwi, grapefruit rind, daffodil and flint meld in an understated and pleasant aroma. Taste: This Sancerre has fresh red grapefruit and tart peach flavors with a long finish easy going. The crisp acidity would cut through the fatty pate and the creamy soup. It’s not overly complex and doesn’t get in the way as the conversation in the film gets deep and multi-faceted. Read my full review here: http://whatareyoudrinking.net/2011/09/join-me-for-sommelier-cinema-my-dinner-with-andre/