After a bit of a hiatus we finally have our hands on this again. We've stayed with this Sancerre since the shop began and here's a bit of reading to help you see why...
At the heart of Sancerre is Château de Fontaine Audon, a stunning 15 hectare vineyard with characteristic ‘Silex’ soils, owned by Langlois-Chateau, and one of only four châteaux in the Sancerre region. This site, along with four others in some of the Loire’s most prestigious appellations, form the 73 hectares of Langlois-Chateau’s vineyard holdings.
Their Saumur vineyard was one of the first in France to receive the Terra Vitis certification, which guarantees the vines are grown, and wines produced, with the utmost respect for nature and the environment. Translated from Latin, it reveals the inseparable link between terroir and vine.
With a romantic family history behind it, Langlois-Chateau, founded following the marriage of Edouard Langlois and Jeanne Chateau in 1885, has been specialising in the sparkling wines of the Loire for more than 130 years. Today, under the watchful eye of François-Régis de Fougeroux, elegant sparkling Crémant de Loire wines are expertly crafted from the chalky Silex soils, with grapes hand-picked before vinification by varietal and terroir.
Langlois-Chateau, Chateau de Fontaine-Audon Sancerre 2016 @ £18.95 - Buy it here!
A clear pale lemon colour. Floral aromas develop into fresh grass. On the palate, refreshing acidity is balanced with fruit flavours of green apple and white grapefruit.
If you've missed out in the past then we have a lot here to make sure that never happens again. Come and give it a try. Cheers!