Grape(s): Sauvignon Blanc
Localization: Loire Valley, France
Tasting Notes: It has a blend of citrus and stone fruit with an unmistakable foundation of minerals and verve. The herbal tones are ripe and fresh, packed with lemongrass and chervil.
Food Pairing: We could honestly drink this with most anything, but a top pairing is shellfish- a lobster roll or fried soft shell crab alongside this rounded Sancerre with its zippy finish is pure perfection.
The Domain: Gérard Boulay Monts Damnés combines site and know-how to produce one of the most compelling and complex expressions of Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc. The Boulay family has been growing grapes in the Sancerre village of Chavignol since 1309. The familial ties to the region and the quality of the site converge to create our go-to Sancerre.
The site behind this release is one of the most regarded vineyards in Sancerre, attracting the likes of Cotat and Dagueneau. The “Damned Mountain” is essentially a limestone plateau made entirely of prized terres blanches chalk. Combined with its south-facing exposure and vines averaging 45 years, the grapes are here perfectly poised to deliver the best expression Sancerre.