Sancerre Doppelganger: 2021 Adele Rouze Quincy

Sancerre Doppelganger: 2021 Adele Rouze Quincy

On Deal Through 12/24/22! Adele Rouze makes brilliant Sauvignon Blanc in the small hamlet of Quincy, just west of Sancerre. It is one of the great under-recognized Sauvignon Blanc zones of the Loire Valley. Trust me, iff you like Sancerre, do yourself a favor and try this wine. You won't regret it!

Rouze's Quincy comes from just 4.6 hectares, some planted between 1920 and 1930, with the others planted in the 1950’s. These old, low-yielding vines yield a potent and intense Sauvignon Blanc that easily competes with the top wines of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume. We haven't had this wine in some time, and I suspect this will move out of the store very fast. Just 14 cases up for grabs!

Adele Rouze Quincy

2020 Domaine Adèle Rouze Quincy | On Deal Through 12/24/22!

Drinks like Sancerre and Pouilly Fume at less than $25!

Buy a Solid Six-Pack or More: $18.99/bottle -- Over 20% off!

Anything Less: $21.99/bottle ($24.99 regular price)

ORDER NOW in our online store. We will apply deal pricing once we receive your order.

In 1936, Quincy was recognized as France's second AOC, just after Chateauneuf du Pape.

Quincy was the France's second recognized appellation in 1936, second only to Chateauneuf-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 they commanded a higher price. Unfortunately, the region's popularity caused it to be overrun by larger, volume-minded producers, and the quality of the wines sunk. 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 "dirt" in the world, and these soils yield 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, mineral-rich soils, combined with Adele’s ancient vines, combine to create one of the most uniquely delicious Sauvignon Blancs I’ve ever tried.

In the high quality but low quantity 2021 Loire vintage, Adele Rouze only made about 2,000 cases of this wine for the entire world! I happily took my 14 case allocation. When you taste this ‘Sancerre Lookalike,’ you’ll know why I took the maximum amount my distributor would allow. 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.

Sounds a bit like Sancerre right? The only difference is the price, which I can't believe has held steady despite the lower volume produced. Enjoy this stunning Sauvignon Blanc with fish and seafood courses or keep it simple and serve with creamy goat cheese and baguette.

Just because it's on deal through Christmas Eve does not mean it will last -- once those 14 cases are gone, we'll be waiting for the next vintage to be released. 

ORDER NOW in our online store. We will apply deal pricing once we receive your order.

Josh Spurling
Owner, Operator, Wine Monger
Table Wine Asheville