Sancerre "Caillotte", Dom. Buissonnes

Sancerre "Caillotte", Dom. Buissonnes - 2022

Item # 48503 1.5L

This aromatic dry white is medium-bodied and mineral-driven. A smoky and herbaceous style of Sauvignon Blanc, this spent time on the lees giving it richer body. From a family run estate in Sury-en-Vaux to the northwest of Sancerre. Pair this dry white with poached salmon in lemon and caper sauce.

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