Domaine du Nozay

Loire, France

Dolium — 2020

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • The famous terroir of Sancerre is called “Terres Blanches” (white lands). The potential for self-defense is restored to the terroir and the vine. The way in which the vines are pruned, disbudded, and trained is with the goal of promoting a micro-climate conducive to the good health of the vine. The soil is maintained for the greater good of the biomass and the vine.

      The priority tasks of Domaine du Nozay are to observe, reflect, act, and wait.

    • Viticulture: Organic & Biodynamic
    • Vine Age: 50 years
    • Soil: Kimmeridgian marls
    • Elevation: Very steep plot facing south on the north side of the Nozay's valley
  • Vintage Report

    • 2020 was one of the rare few frost-free vintages in recent years. Late winter to early March was wet, followed by a dry and sunny Spring. A few occasional heat spikes occurred throughout the summer, followed by a very hot September, which lead to an early harvest with regular yields.

  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: Naturally in Terracotta jars
    • Aging: 12 months in Terracotta jars
    • Filtration: Light lenticular filtration
    • Fining: No fining
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
    • Alcohol: 14.22%
    • RS: 1.31 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • A golden yellow color, very bright that will allow the dazzling of our palate and will release all its length.

      On the nose, white flowers and sweet citrus fruit are raised very slightly by the airy and pure side of the jar and on the palate, we find an explosion of flavors of pear, mango, lychee marking a concentration of Sauvignon Blanc, and balanced acidity. It is a gourmet and rich wine.



  • Dolium — 2020 – Wine Spectator – 91 Points

    "A distinctive Sauvignon Blanc, with a roasted agave core infused with seaweed, flint and fleur de sel. Reveals crushed apple and citrus on the savory, broad palate, plus hints of melted butter and fresh green herbs on close. An intriguing, savory version that will age well."