Source: Dallas Morning News
May 15, 2013
By Rebecca Murphy
Sancerre is a medieval hilltop town and wine region in the Loire Valley in central France. A little more than 2 miles from the town of Sancerre is the even smaller town of Chavignol, home of the famous goat cheese Crottin de Chavignol and also to Domaine Vincent Delaporte.
The family has been in the wine business since the 1800s, and today the winery is managed by Vincent and his son Jean-Yves. They have almost 60 acres of vines, three-quarters of which are planted in sauvignon blanc, the white grape of the region. The rest is in pinot noir, the grape for reds and rosés.
This is a particularly expressive and tantalizing example of Sancerre. It has sauvignon’s distinctive herbal, lemongrass, lime zest and grapefruit aromas and flavors, with notes of white chalk. In the mouth, it is gracefully round and ripe, yet it practically hums with crackling, citrusy acidity. It will be an elegant companion for a baked fillet of sole or, of course, a Crottin de Chavignol.