By: Jeff Garneau
K&L Staff Member
The very first French wine I ever drank was a white wine from Sancerre. To this day, I have enormous affection for Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley. I would happily drink the wine all day long, and if you allow me to enjoy it alongside a nice fresh baguette and an excellent goat cheese, I am more than content. Imagine my delight then when my colleague, David, told me to “grab a glass…you have to taste this new direct import Sancerre that just arrived from France.” Sure, it’s a tough job, but someone has to do it. I ran to comply. I wasn’t familiar with Anthony Girard, or his wines, although I understand the many branches of the Girard family are well-established in Sancerre. I don’t know if genetics play an influence here, or perhaps it is instead the quality of the terroir, or simply Mr. Girard’s winemaking skills, but this 2015 Domaine la Clef du Récit Sancerre is truly outstanding. From the first hint of dried herbs on the nose, to the perfectly ripe stone fruit notes, to the intensely flinty, mineral core, this is textbook Sancerre. Immensely enjoyable, and with our direct import pricing, eminently affordable.