WINE OF THE WEEK: Domaine La Croix Canat Sancerre Les Blancs Gâteaux 2015, France


£15.99, Cadman Fine Wines


You can drink Sancerre at any time of the year and I do – it goes with all sorts of fish and seafood, goats' cheeses, asparagus, salads, including those with tomatoes and red peppers; it can even work with a light Thai green curry. But there's something about summer sunshine that makes the lure of a good Sancerre even stronger. And this one is the real deal. Sancerre: a whoosh of bracingly grassy, lime and herb aromas, some riper peach-like fruit in the mouth, a sustained mineral undercurrent and mouthwatering acidity. It comes from an individual vineyard, Les Blancs Gâteaux (which refers to the stones in the soil), and I love the fact that it's made by a twelfth generation wine grower, Annick Tinel-Blondelet, who works the estate, Domaine La Croix Canat, with her sister Agnès (and, yes, I like the fact that it's made by women). I've said what food it goes well with but you can, of course, enjoy it on its own.

Domaine La Croix Canat Sancerre Les Blancs Gâteaux 2015, Loire, France

£15.99, Cadman Fine Wines

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