Domaine Tinel-Blondelet Sancerre Les Blancs Palets 2018

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SKU
103577

Pineapple, passion fruit and citrus aromas, ripe and powerful, with floral aspect and firm, fresh minerality. Rounded palate with mineral base and some fat on the centre, with more obvious exotic fruit notes on the finish.

£17.99
Mixed Six Price £15.99
Total £17.99
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Grape Blend Sauvignon Blanc 100%
Optimum Drinking 2020-2023
Winemaker Annick Tinel-Blondelet
Organic No
Reviewer Score 92
Reviewer CFW
SKU 103577

Tinel-Blondelet's Sancerre Les Blancs Palets 2018 is a top class Sancerre, with great depth of gooseberry fruit married perfectly with minerality and fine acidity to balance. Dry and fruity with real finesse.

Tinel Blondelet's Les Blancs Palets was formerly called Les Blancs Gateaux , and both names refer to the same fine white wine and the white flints that cover the limestone slopes of La Croix Canat, which gives this sassy Sancerre its deliciously dry flinty character.

Winemaker Annick remains true to her wonderful terroir. This type of soil enables the production of a bright pale golden wine with green highlights.

Winemaker Annick remains true to her wonderful terroir. This type of soil enables the production of a bright pale golden wine with green highlights.

Annick Tinel-Blondelet has over 400 years of winemaking in her family. She took over the Estate from her parents, Camille & Fernand, in 1983, and now represents the 12th generation of winegrowers in the family, working the estate with her sister Agnès. Situated beside the old Roman road above the east bank of the Loire river, Tinel-Blondelet's vineyards are sited on slopes of Kimmeridgian marl as found in the best vineyards of Chablis. The estate has been classified with the highest of the three available certifications for environmental status, has wonderful soils, which impart the world-renowned mineral nuances and complexity to their wines, while great fruit concentration is derived from the optimal ripeness of the grapes grown on the 35-year old vines that bask on the south-facing slopes.

Pineapple, passion fruit and citrus aromas, ripe and powerful, with floral aspect and firm, fresh minerality. Rounded palate with mineral base and some fat on the centre, with more obvious exotic fruit notes on the finish at first, before this gives way to some lift, acidity, and length in the finish. One that builds on the palate with time.

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