Sancerre, Sommet Doré
Staff Pick

Sancerre, Sommet Doré - 2022

Item # 24385 750mL

Whether you're a seasoned Sancerre drinker or not, this is a fabulous example of a Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc. It's classic in style: steely, dry with an abundance of minerals and citrus fruit.

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Staff Pick Notes

Whether you are an Astor regular or not, you should know that Sommet Doré Sancerre is one of our most popular wines, hands down. Here's a quick vintage report so you know why it's such a big hit: The current release is understated with manageable acidity. Citrus forward with a pleasant co-mingling of grassy notes and underlying fresh herbs. A slightly chalky texture adds to the palate-cleansing nature of this Loire classic. Energetic yet easygoing, without the bombastic aromas of some Sauvignon Blanc. It's an ideal every day bottle without the price tag of other wines from this appellation. What's not to love?

- BLR

Glossary

Loire

There’s a lot to remember when it comes to the Loire. Novices, take note: Cabernet Franc is a great alternative to Cabernet Sauvignon, Muscadet is unparalleled as a companion to shellfish, and Cour Cheverny is the best white wine appellation you’ve never heard of. As diverse as Loire wines are, one day soon you'll know your Melon de Bourgogne from your Romorantin.

Sauvignon Blanc

Few varietals have spawned as bizarre a list of descriptors as Sauvignon Blanc. Believe it or not, “cat pee” is in fact a complimentary tasting note, associated with some of the best bottlings. (It’s a somewhat odd way of pointing out herbaceousness in the wine.) Cat pee aside, Sauvignon Blanc (sometimes called "Fumé Blanc" in California) is a bit of a chameleon in terms of style, and quite utterly at the whim of the winemaker. Some are fermented in barrel, others in stainless steel. Some...

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