2018 Florian Mollet Pouilly-Fume Loire Valley, France

2018 Florian Mollet Pouilly-Fume Loire Valley, France

FLORIAN MOLLET

2018 POUILLY-FUME
LOIRE VALLEY, FRANCE

2018 Florian Mollet Pouilly-Fume Loire Valley, France
Florian Mollet is fervent about his viticulture and winemaking. He’s also not afraid to combine tradition with modern advancements like using multiple small stainless-steel tanks for vinifying each of his parcels separately. His winery is Domaine du Clos du Roc, one of the top houses in Sancerre, formerly the Saint-Satur Abbey, founded in 1450. Their Pouilly-Fume comes from a tiny 6ha parcel across the river near the wine-growing hamlet of Boisgibault, and it produces fruit with remarkable character, clarity, and balance.
 
Domaine du Clos du Roc’s parcel in Pouilly-Fume is grown in silex soils and planted to 100% Sauvignon Blanc. The flint terroir gives the wine a unique personality, and the hallmark a subtle smoky, gunflint note which rises from the glass. 
 
Florian ferments his Pouilly-Fume in stainless steel tanks for three weeks without malolactic fermentation to preserve the wine’s natural brightness. He also ages the wine for six months on the fine lees, contributing to the intriguing textures and overall balance.
 
FLORIAN MOLLET
2018 POUILLY-FUME
LOIRE VALLEY, FRANCE
 
Your Price: $34
 
 
“Wonderful aromas of dried flowers to the cooked apple and some lime. Green papaya too. Medium to full body. Fruity and minerally finish. Drink now.” 
94 Points
 
Winery Notes: “Golden green. The nose opens up to notes of wild flowers backed by subtle citrus fruit. Expressive attack on the palate exuding exotic fruit with refreshing exuberance and delicate balance.”
2017 Domain La Croix Saint-Laurent Sancerre

2017 Domain La Croix Saint-Laurent Sancerre

DOMAINE LA CROIX SAINT-LAURENT

2017 SANCERRE
LOIRE VALLEY, FRANCE

2017 Domain La Croix Saint-Laurent SancerreThe best Sancerre white wines are fresh, bright and full of energy, which is why they complement such a wide variety of foods. While Chardonnay can sometimes be too heavy as a cocktail wine, Sancerre offers a great solution.  Old Vine Sancerre adds another dimension of complexity, with even more dynamic and intriguing flavors and Domaine La Croix Saint-Laurent is an absolutely perfect example.  Created from nearly half-century old vines, this wine bursts onto your palate with textural bliss, and a well balanced, keen thread of acidity that leaves your palate craving another sip. 
 
A pure expression of Sancerre, this immensely appealing 100% Sauvignon Blanc (as all white Sancerre’s are) is highly nuanced, intriguing and loaded with pristine fruit and rocky minerals.  If you’re searching for a delicious World-Class white wine that will set the standard for a non-Chardonnay… this is it.
 
DOMAINE LA CROIX 
SAINT-LAURENT
2017 SANCERRE
LOIRE VALLEY, FRANCE
Retails at:  $34.00/btl
 
Your Price: $29.99/btl 
 
 Winery Note: “Very pungent nose, floral, stony, stone fruits. Supple, full and nervy mouthfeel, very complex, with flavors of tangerine, kumquat, nectarine. Complex, structured and balanced, with a super long finish. A wine of great energy, brightness and vibrancy.”
 
Customers that enjoy Domaine La Croix’s Sancerre Blanc may also enjoy these two terrific white wines…
2016 Henri Bourgeois La Cote Des Moints Damnes 2017 Domain La Croix Saint-Laurent Sancerre Rose
HENRI BOURGEOIS 
2016 SANCERRE
LA COTE DES MONTS DAMNES
 
Your Price: $37.99/btl
 
Tasting Notes:The near-vertical slope of the Monts Damnés produces wines that have delicate tropical fruit and vibrant citrus aromas. The palate confirms this  fruitiness and  brings a nice and clean mineral note… This very concentrated wine expresses its strong personality...”
DOMAINE LA CROIX
2017 SANCERRE ROSE
SAINT-LAURANT
 
Your Price: $29.99/btl 
 
Tasting Notes: “Nose is a cornucopia of fruit aromas, a full on attack. Supple, smooth, elegant in the mouth, shows great tension, with flavors of blood orange, white grapefruit, green melon. Great balance, incredibly long finish, a balanced, full flavored, clean, crisp wine.”