Michel Vattan 2022 O-P Sancerre
Since 1930, the Vattan family has been fine-tuning their approach to the Sauvignon Blanc grapes that make this Sancerre positively sing. Now with Pascal and Nathalie Joulin at the helm, the family tends mature, 35-year-old vines within a bucolic setting where livestock graze amid the vines. Within this pastoral Eden, the Domaine’s vines have flourished atop the region’s hallmark Oxfordian limestone and Portlandian soils—the same soils that lend their initials for the Cuvee O-P—which give this wine its classic Sancerre traits of mouthwatering acidity and a bone-dry finish.
Pale yellow with green tints. The nose is subtle with developing aromas of rose and lily complemented with notes of quince and ripen mandarins. On the palate the attack is sharp and lively. This freshness matches with the aromas of lemon, lime, rose and white flowers. The finish is full of tension with a nice length.