Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Region: AOC Sancerre, Loire Valley, France
Style: Medium bodied, dry
Tasting notes: delightful floral notes, lip-smacking lemon and lime zestiness, and a zippy, chalky finish
About the Vineyard & Winemakers: “Côte des Embouffants” is now under the care of the Neveu family, who has roots in the village of Verdigny—just half a mile from the vineyard—since the 12th century. Today, brothers Éric and Jean-Philippe Neveu produce a fresh-cut-grass-and-citrus-inflected Sauvignon Blanc of incredible precision from this site. In his 1777 history of Sancerre, the abbot Poupart wrote that “the Bouffants hillside is one of the best I know in our Sancerre area".