Domaine Roc de l'Abbaye Tradition Florian Mollet Sancerre 2021
Region: Loire, France
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
A classic Sancerre, the nose displays aromas of white flowers and subtle citrus notes with a core of refreshing acidity on the palate, enhanced by a stony mineral freshness, bright citrus and stone fruit notes and a long, saline finish.
The Tradition Sancerre is sourced from a selection of 15- to 25-year-old vines from 4 hectares of the domaine’s silex vineyards, which represent the benchmark of the estate. The unique silex soils lend the wine its unique flint-like mineral character. The vineyards achieved sustainable certification in April 2022.
Located on the eastern side of Sancerre, Domaine Roc de l’Abbaye by Florian Mollet is one of few estates in the appellation to be planted entirely on flint soils. This soil, known as ‘silex’, represents just 15% of the Sancerre appellation and is coveted for its geological make-up, which produces wines with expressive gunflint aromas and a taut character. The history of the estate began in 15th century when the nearby Abbey identified four hectares of silex soil and named it Domaine du Clos du Roc. These four hectares became part of the domaine in 1973 through the marriage of Jean-Paul Mollet and Rosie-Marie Maudry, who combined their family estates to create Domaine Roc de L’Abbaye.