Sancerre Doppelganger: 2020 Adele Rouze Quincy

Sancerre Doppelganger: 2020 Adele Rouze Quincy

Adele Rouze makes just one wine in the tiny hamlet of Quincy, one of the great, under-recognized Sauvignon Blanc zones of the Loire Valley. If you like Sancerre, do yourself a favor and try this wine.

Her Quincy comes from just 4.6 hectares, some planted between 1920 and 1930, with the others planted in the 1950’s. These old, stressed vines yield a potent and intense Sauvignon Blanc that easily competes with the top wines of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume. 

Adele Rouze Quincy

2020 Domaine Adèle Rouzé Quincy

Drinks like Sancerre at less than $25!

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Quincy was the France's second recognized appellation  in 1936, second only to Châteauneuf-du-Pape. As recently as fifty years ago, the wines of Quincy were more recognized in France for their quality than Sancerre or Pouilly-Fume, and commanded a higher price. Today, only a few devoted vignerons produce the type of wine that made Quincy famous. Adèle Rouze is the best of them.

The terroir here is truly unique, unlike any other Sauvignon Blanc appellation in the world, and gives a very particular wine. Located southwest of Sancerre, on the banks of the Cher River (a tributary of the Loire), the soils here are a mix of sand and flint, with an undercurrent of pink limestone. These well-drained soils combined with Adele’s old vines combine to create one of the most uniquely delicious Sauvignon Blancs I’ve ever tried.

In the wonderful 2020 Loire vintage, Rouze only made about 3,000 cases of this wine for the entire world! I happily took my 7 case allocation. When you taste this ‘Sancerre Lookalike,’ you’ll know why this special stuff! It pours a lovely light gold color with green highlights and opens with aromas of fresh citrus, green herbs, and rocky minerality. On the palate, it’s laser-focused and pure with gorgeous notes of lemon, lime zest, tangerine, mint, and lingering minerality. Enjoy this one with creamy goat cheeses or your favorite spring/summer salad.

Wines like this one taste especially good this time of year, when it's hot! With our loyal Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc clientele, I suspect the timing on this offer is ripe for the picking… pun intended.

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Josh Spurling
Owner, Operator, Wine Monger
Table Wine Asheville