Thomas & Fils Sancerre 2014
The soils of Sancerre are based on limestone, with small rocks, or caillottes, forming the top layer. These small, white caillottes mark the magnificent La Crêle vineyard. Located on a southeastern exposed hillside parcel, it adjoins the Perrière vineyard to the east. The vines average 35 years in age, and the site is characterized by its very high aromatic tones and minerality. All of the grapes are hand-harvested, and the wine is fermented in stainless steel. From a tasting stand point, it is clear that the wines possess exotic fruit and a wave of tropical flavors. The nose leaps out of the glass, bursting with bright candied citrus and pineapple aromas.