Eric Louis Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Pristine Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc from Eric Louis

If you love the flavors of Sancerre but hate paying the price, I've got just fix for that. Fourth generation Sancerre producer Eric Louis has produced a dazzling Sauvignon Blanc from steep vineyards just outside of Sancerre. This will delight your palate, with Sancerre-like brightness, elegance, and minerality, but it will delight your bank account even more.

That's right, we're offering this wonderful, Loire Valley white up at less than $20! This practicing organic estate will be certified in 2023, and I applaud them on their efforts to farm clean and green, but I applaud them even more for the wonderful quality of this wine. 

Eric Louis Sauvignon Blanc

2021 Eric Louis Sauvignon Blanc 

Sancerre-like style at half the price! 

ORDER NOW in our online store. 

Domaine Eric Louis traces its roots back to 1860, when Eric’s great-great-grandmother Pauline sold her wines at the local markets. Eric, a fourth generation grape grower, is a serious farmer in the commune of Thauvenay, which is within the Sancerre AOC. Unsurprisingly, most of his production is focused on Sancerre, but he also makes small amounts of Quincy and Pouilly-Fume.

He also makes this "Baby Sancerre" from younger Sancerre vines combined with vines from just outside the appellation. Fermentation occurs in stainless steel, and the wine is then aged on its lees for 4 months. It is then bottled, and the wine then "rests" until the following spring before it is released.

The finished wine is a triumph and one that could fool many into thinking they were drinking real-deal Sancerre. It leads with pure and zesty aromas of passion fruit, kiwi, lime, pear, green herb, and chalky mineral. On the palate, it is super fresh and enlivening, with loads of ripe citrus, green apple, and a lingering flavor of mineral.

Great as an aperitif, this is also lovely served alongside fish, seafood, poultry, and all sorts of veggies. Stock up, and wow your friends with this great value from this hard-working, small family estate.

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Josh Spurling
Owner, Operator, Wine Monger
Table Wine Asheville