Gérard Boulay

Chavignol Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc

9.032 ratings
9.08 pro ratings
Sancerre, Central Vineyards, Loire Valley, France
Sauvignon Blanc
Top Notes For
Tom Kobylarz

Clear and clean in appearance with a pale green-lemon color.
The nose is medium(-) in intensity with primary aromas that are aromatic and of medium (-) complexity. The aromas are bright and fresh showing lemon citrus, grapefruit and pungent green herbs.
There is also excellent minerality of chalky crushed sea shells.
The palate is bone dry and medium (-) in body. This wine is high in acidity, with medium flavor intensity and a medium length finish. The grapefruit notes tend to be more pronounced on the palate, as well as saline notes not picked up on the nose.
Though this is an entry level Sancerre, since this is from Boulay expectations run a little higher. As expected this is of very good quality. This wine is well balanced with fresh and pure aromas and flavors. This shows excellent typicity. Being an entry level wine, this is ready to go now or could be set aside for another 2 years max before the freshness may start to wane. Mid-priced

Clear and clean in appearance with a pale green-lemon color.
The nose is medium(-) in intensity with primary aromas that are aromatic and of medium (-) complexity. The aromas are bright and fresh showing lemon citrus, grapefruit and pungent green herbs.
There is also excellent minerality of chalky crushed sea shells.
The palate is bone dry and medium (-) in body. This wine is high in acidity, with medium flavor intensity and a medium length finish. The grapefruit notes tend to be more pronounced on the palate, as well as saline notes not picked up on the nose.
Though this is an entry level Sancerre, since this is from Boulay expectations run a little higher. As expected this is of very good quality. This wine is well balanced with fresh and pure aromas and flavors. This shows excellent typicity. Being an entry level wine, this is ready to go now or could be set aside for another 2 years max before the freshness may start to wane. Mid-priced

1 person found it helpfulApr 24th, 2015
Beth Beeman

2013

2013

1 person found it helpfulMar 28th, 2015
Aaron Meeker

Sales & Marketing Vine Street Imports

9.0

Sauv Blanc meets Chenin Blanc and grew up in the Pfalz. Love this for green notes that appear to have RS but with crazy crunchy notes. Sancerre? Not blind. Good white? Yes.

Sauv Blanc meets Chenin Blanc and grew up in the Pfalz. Love this for green notes that appear to have RS but with crazy crunchy notes. Sancerre? Not blind. Good white? Yes.

1 person found it helpfulMar 14th, 2015
Sam Coturri

Winery Sixteen 600, Enterprise Vineyards and the Moon Mountain District

8.8

Nice Sancerre to start the St Patrick's day dinner off with, fresh, solid fruit/acid balance. Easy to drink.

Nice Sancerre to start the St Patrick's day dinner off with, fresh, solid fruit/acid balance. Easy to drink.

Mar 18th, 2015
Jonathan Lipsmeyer

Starts off w a smoky entry and then you go through layers of honeyed violet before you hit the Sauvignon Blanc pyrazine laden character. Nice.

Starts off w a smoky entry and then you go through layers of honeyed violet before you hit the Sauvignon Blanc pyrazine laden character. Nice.

Dec 7th, 2014
Harrison Fong

Quaffer. Brighter last vintage

Quaffer. Brighter last vintage

Dec 4th, 2014
JKT
9.1

First wine in DE over three evenings. Great balance and acidity. Mouth puckering and cut through every type of food for the picture book marriage.

First wine in DE over three evenings. Great balance and acidity. Mouth puckering and cut through every type of food for the picture book marriage.

Apr 30th, 2018
Bob Boyle

Light clear color, nose of lemon & wet stones, body rich with lemon and strong tart finish

Light clear color, nose of lemon & wet stones, body rich with lemon and strong tart finish

Feb 1st, 2016
Bob Boyle

Nose of hay, grass & some minerals, high acidity makes this a good food wine but lacking in complexity

Nose of hay, grass & some minerals, high acidity makes this a good food wine but lacking in complexity

Nov 2nd, 2015
Benjamin Hickey

Apples, lemon and oak. Really nice structure and balanced acid.

Apples, lemon and oak. Really nice structure and balanced acid.

Jul 18th, 2015