Le Garenne Sancerre 2022, Loire Valley, France

“Our winegrowers blend grapes from each of Sancerre’s three key soil types, Terres Blanches (limestone), Caillottes (chalky limestone) and Silex (flint).” From a single vineyard, vinified in stainless, no oak, no malolactic fermentation. The grapes are hand-picked and gently pressed, fermented at 18°C by indigenous yeasts in stainless steel vats – all to preserve natural aromas, elegance and complexity. The final blend brings together the different elements of the three terroirs to create a balanced, complete wine. Crafted by Laurent Reverdy, 6th generation winemaker of Sancerre from Reverdy Estates located in Verdigny. Tasting notes: A delicate and complex Sancerre with great depth of fruit; the boisterous green aromatics often found in Sauvignon Blanc have been skillfully restrained, allowing fruity layers of green apples and lemons to show through.