Sunday, June 02, 2013
Celestin Blondeau Cuvee des Moulins Bales Sancerre 2011 Wine Review (NW)
Fragrant lemon and mineral tones on the nose
Light bodied and nicely textured on the palate
Citrus finish with a touch of dried herbs and nice length
This wine is easy to enjoy. It's flavorful and deftly balanced, with a good citrus beam that supports some other nuances that give it complexity.
Sancerre is classic Sauvignon Blanc territory in the Loire Valley of France. These wines are expressive and balanced generally making them more versatile than the zippy New Zealand style that jumps out of the glass. Enjoy especially this Summer when the days are long and warm. Expect to pay around $20, and pair with light, fresh food. Raise a glass!