2012 Domaine Adele Rouze, Quincy AC, Loire Valley France.
This lively and vibrant white from France’s Loire Valley is pure and terroir driven, making for an interesting and suave wine for summertime. The 2012 Adele Rouze Quincy is all Sauvignon Blanc and shows intense and bright flavors with steely mineral notes along with chalky essence, this is another winner from this Domaine, on par with their stunning 2010 offering and kudos to Charles Neal importer for again getting a real small estate wine of top quality at an unbelievably good value. The nose is vivid with white flowers, tangy herb and citrus laced leading to a zesty, acidity filled palate of grapefruit, gooseberry, quince and lemon/lime with hints of river stones, melon and Asian herbs. This is an impressive Sauvignon Blanc that has it’s own charm and character, but reminds of a fine Sancerre, making it a nice picnic companion on warm spring or summer days.
($17 Est.) 91-92 Points, grapelive
Due out in mid May 2013