Alphonse Dolly is from the right-bank of the Loire Valley, this wine is a perfect example of what Sauvignon Blanc can achieve.
Pale gold in colour with perfect clarity
The nose is open and full of fruit, gooseberry, citrus and tropical fruit to the fore.
The palate is ripe and concentrated, full and rounded in the mouth with an explosion of sweet stone-fruit and tangy autumn green fruits, a steely core throughout with faint wisps of smoke and honey on the finish.
Grapes are harvested at night and pressed slowly to extract the best from the fruit, then cool fermented without the use of sulphites. The wine rests on fine lees in stainless steel under nitrogen until spring, developing body and length, with successive tastings determining the best time to bottle. The bottling is also made under nitrogen to further limit the use of sulphites.
This family-owned estate in the Loire riverside village of Thauvenay in the Sancerre appellation has been producing exceptionally bright, fresh clean Sauvignon Blancs and Pinot Noirs for several generations. Old sea bottom vineyards with clay-limestone soils, some combined with flint outcroppings, provide perfectly balanced fruit for the Sancerre, Pouilly Fume, and Menetou-Salon appellations.
|100% Sauvignon Blanc
|12.5% alc vol
|Units of Alcohol per Bottle
|Drink by 2026
|Contains sulphites & no other allergens
|Serve between 10°C and 12°C
Pork, Shellfish, Spicy Food, Vegetarian and Goat Cheese
|Vegan & Vegetarian approved