Domaine Roc de l'Abbaye Tradition Florian Mollet Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2021
Region: Loire, France
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Bright notes of citrus and white flowers mingle with passion-fruit and white peach on the nose. The palate displays intense fruit expression with flavours of fresh gooseberry and citrus with lifted acidity and a long finish.
The grapes are sourced from 10 to 20 year-old vines from a vineyard selection across 10 hectares. The vines are grown on clay and limestone soils. This soil combination is able to retain water in warm and dry vintages and helps to produce grapes with good acidity, freshness and fruit expression.
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.