Domaine Roger & Didier Raimbault Sancerre Blanc 2019
Based in Verdigny, the Raimbault family have been making wine from the Sancerre region since the mid 17th century, though its most important history only began in 1960. With only 2 hectares, a horse and a small tribe of goats, the family cultivated their grapes by hand. In 1966, Roger bought their first tractor and so was able to add to their land. Little-by-little vineyard land was acquired and finally attaining 6.5 hectares by 1996 when his son Didier joined him. Though they work 17.5 hectares over an incredible 51 different parcels today, they never lost sight of creating more artisanal wines. Today, they produce 3 whites from Sauvignon Blanc as well as two reds and a rosé from Pinot Noir. Their 2019 Sancerre Blanc is stylish, mineral and focused, offering up succulent white peach, melon and floral notes. Despite being from the more fruit-forward 2019 vintage, it remains chiselled and fresh.
Robin says 'I really appreciate the Raimbault's style. It ticks so many boxes for what one looks for in a Sancerre - fresh, gently fruit and scultped. A graceful expression of Sauvignon Blanc.'
Pasta with White Sauce
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