About Domaine du Carrou
Domaine du Carrou dates to 1950, when the late Maurice Roger began on six acres of limestone-rich soil in Bué. Winemaking, though, was nothing new to him—his family had been making Sancerre in the Loire Valley since the 17th century. Today, Maurice’s son Dominique manages the family vineyard, which has quadrupled in size over the years.
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Wonderful french white
This is incredible. Loved it.
A really pleasant suprise
Being unfamiliar with this wine, we took a chance, and ordered (only)4 bottles. We opened a bottle to have with steamed lobster, and instantly regretted out hesitancy. My family and guests all wanted to know if we could get more. Loved this crisp, clean wine and will, unfortunately, probably drink it all up, greedily, this summer.
I preferred the Tois Chenes to this wine, which I found a little too fruit forward at first. However, the second day it showed more complexity, which made me decide to let the rest of the bottles sit a while. No doubt a fine wine, very extracted, but I prefer not to be lambasted with grapefruit - it's more fun to have to search for the fruit through some minerals and a little dry acidity. The jury is still out on whether this SB will will rate "pretty good" or perhaps great a few years down the road.
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luscius,unctious full bodied with aging potential
crisp and clear in color and taste. good minerality that barely shows through the tart pineapple. better have some spicy food!
A very lush and enjoyable Sancerre
Good Sancerre, though a bit too sweet
Has a solid Sauvignon Blanc base and is easy to drink. However, it lacks some of the minerality and tartness that characterizes the great wines from Sancerre.
Not a fan of Sauvigon Blanc
I guess I'm spoiled as an American by rich fullbodied, buttery and pleasent tasting Chardonay's because this wine leaves me wanting!
To be fair I have never been a fan of Sauvigon Blanc, too tart and shocking to my pallete. I could almost taste the stainless steel fermenting tanks. I'll cellar it and try again when the weather is hot with several different dishes instead of drinking it alone to give it one more try.
About the Loire Valley
With the exception of Sancerre, which has been a hot item in the U.S. market in recent years, Loire Valley wines are among the most underappreciated of France. The wines made from vineyards alongside France's longest river are aromatic, brisk, and generally..
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For all of its name recognition and reputation for high-quality plantings and bottlings, Sauvignon Blanc has never been represented in lists or discussions of the spectacular wines of the world. But just because wines made from Sauvignon Blanc are rarely crafted for extended cellaring and don't command staggering sums in international auctions doesn't mean that...
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