The slightly veiled cherry-red colour of this 2020 Sancerre Rouge delights with shy lighter nuances that are charmingly lost at the edges of the glass.
With elegant expressiveness, this red wine reveals a floral-fruity aromascape on the nose. Sour cherries gently collide with wild raspberries, blackberries, blackcurrants and blueberries - each scent seems finely woven while evoking a subtle allure. A gentle astringency from herbs such as thyme and chervil adds an extra dimension, but is delightfully trumped by a lush violet and rose petal scent. The impression is uplifting and stimulating, which is even enhanced by a cool serving temperature.
With penetrating freshness and animating tones, the wine makes itself felt on the tongue. Mineral nuances characterise the taste, while a fine spiciness of herbs and a stimulating acidity always remain present. The full-bodied fruity flavour goes perfectly with dishes spiced with herbs and complements fish dishes surprisingly well.
Food recommendations (alternative):
Try this wine with roasted asparagus with blackcurrant dressing and watercress. Another delight would be a grilled sea bream on a bed of thyme-infused red wine risotto. For game lovers, a tenderloin braised in exotic herbs and spices with a side salad of couscous could be a delight.
Domaine Vacheron, Rue de Puits Poulton, 18300 Sancerre / France, Organic certificate: FR-BIO-01