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Famille Thomas Sancerre Les Creots 2018
Close-up Famille Thomas Sancerre Les Creots wine label
: $25.00
ABV: 14.5%
MADE FROM: Sauvignon Blanc
HAiLS FROM: Sancerre AOC, France

Quantity in Stock:10

ABOUT: The Thomas family has been growing grapes and making wine in the picturesque hamlet Verdigny in the central Loire since the 17th century. This is the land of the finest Sauvignon Blanc but rather than researching grapes and wine, I fell down an internet rabbit hole reading about traveling to Sancerre and now I have a mess of vacation rentals bookmarked. Back to work. The Thomas’s wines are now produced by the 13th generation Julien Thomas who is crafting outstanding Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. His contribution, or innovation, has been to incorporate biodynamic practices into the farming of their 16 hectares of vines. He is also stirring the lees inside the barrels of Sauvignon Blanc for 6-8 months, which is something common for Muscadet on the Atlantic coast, less common in the central Loire. Loads of depth and personality, this is a different dimension of Sancerre’s personality.

TASTE: Our distributor sent us a message about this 2018 Famille Thomas Sancerre Les Creots Sauvignon Blanc noting that it is a “heavy duty Sancerre with age and lees influence” and is not for the individual looking for the “light and gossamer Sancerre”. We agree, and often lean to the broader side of Sancerre so this fits us like a pair of slip on Vans. This Les Creots is a fantastic example of what 6 months of lees stirring (battonage) can do to Sauvignon Blanc, whipped into a full bodied, dry Sauvignon Blanc with flavors and aromas of lemon, grapefruit, apricot, yeast, chalk, and salt. Not a cookie cutter version of Sancerre, there is weight and definition and a strong pulse. This will be a fascinating wine to watch develop.

PAIR: Cactus fruit pico de gallo, roasted asparagus with a poached egg and lemon zest, Paparadelle with swiss chard and goat cheese, and veggie black bean enchiladas.