Domaine Daulny Sancerre 2018

Sensational Sancerre Deal: Domaine Etienne Daulny Sancerre

Many of you know and love Domaine Daulny's Sancerre, a wine we have stocked since we opened back in 2010. I'm here to tell you the '22 is a revelatory wine. 

One of the best Loire Valley vintages in a long time, Etienne Daulny produced one of his best wines of the 21st century. Boasting a beautiful aromatic profile marked by perfectly ripened fruit and complex minerality, this truly showcases why Sancerre is the best Sauvignon Blanc terroir in the world. 

Domaine Daulny Sancerre

2022 Domaine Daulny Sancerre 

This is what Sancerre is supposed to taste like. Bright, concentrated, and mineralic to its core! 

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Year in and year out, Domaine Daulny makes one of my favorite Sancerres. The estate contains 15 hectares of diverse plots from varying types of soil, including clay and flint and Portlandian and Kimmeridgian. I know it isn’t fun to talk about “dirt,” but these soil types, rich with limestone, are the ones that give Sancerre its noted minerality.

In addition, Etienne includes old vine “stuff” from some of Sancerre’s top parcels, including plantings from Les Monts Damnés, Les Bois Butteux, and La Perriere. After tasting the 2022 vintage of this wine, I bought as much as my distributor would allow. That was a whopping 7 cases (84 bottles), as Daulny's wine has been "discovered" by others, and it is now quite limited and allocated.

This is what Sancerre is supposed to taste like! Made from 50+ year old Sauvignon Blanc vines, fermented in stainless steel and aged on its fine lees, this captures the essence of the grape and the place. Ripe citrus and pear are front and center with fennel, grapefruit zest and saline mineral notes in the background. Concentrated and flavor-packed on the palate, the wine maintains wonderful balance and elegance.

The elegance and balance of Daulny's Sancerre make it a wine for all seasons and all sorts of dishes. Enjoy with some Sunburst Trout in a simple white wine and butter sauce or save some for Thanksgiving. Yep, it's going to be here before we know it :)

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Josh Spurling
Owner, Operator, Wine Monger
Table Wine Asheville