Multi-award-winning Domaine Adèle Rouzé Sauvignon Blanc 2020 from Quincy, heart of the Loire, winning two stars from the prestigious Guide Hachette: case of 12 bottles delivered
2 Stars – Guide Hachette 2022
90/100 – Decanter World Wine Awards
90/100 – Wine Enthusiast
Gold Medal – Gilbert et Gaillard
This multi-award-winning Sauvignon Blanc 2020 from the heart of the Loire is delicious. Awarded a prestigious two stars by Guide Hachette (ie designating its quality ‘remarkable’) and taking 90 points in the Decanter World Awards 2021, it’s a superb Sauvignon Blanc which our Tasting Panel urge Members not to miss—particularly at this exceptional price of just £xx per case of 12 bottles delivered..
This fabulous, complex wine is the work of Adèle Rouzé, a young vigneron from a family of great Quincy winegrowers. She built her own domaine using parcels planted in the 1920s, ’30s, and ’50s. Rather than make a selection of wines, she chose to focus all her energy on just the single Quincy. She does it all on her own, tending her 4.6 hectares of vines along the left bank of the Cher River, a tributary of the Loire. From working the vine all the way to fruition, she guarantees its authenticity and quality at every stage.
Pale gold with brilliant highlights, this award-winning 2020 just tingles in the mouth with a crisp, mineral finish. Guide Hachette extol its ‘great aromatic length, combining elegance and power’. Ageing on lees has given this wine structure and depth, with a rich texture. Warm, ripe fruitiness—ripe peach and passionfruit, candied lemon peel, freshly-cut herbs and warm spice—offer concentration and layers of flavour. Drink now and for the next 2-3 years.
This wine is a refreshing and delightful aperitif, and excellent with food. Adèle herself recommends it with truffled lentil soup, salmon tart and a mint and goat cheese omelette. The Club Tasting Panel highly recommend it with prawn and linguine, white fish, capsicum, asparagus and goat’s cheese. It is so good, and so versatile, it could easily become your go-to Sauvignon Blanc.
This domaine is now the fifth most highly rated Quincy wine.
Case of 12 bottles. RRP £216. CCUK £169 with free UK mainland delivery.