"“The Sancerre “Perle Blanche” from Kevin and Christian Lauverjat is the family’s Vieilles Vignes bottling, as this hails from a parcel of fifty-five year-old vines. It is fermented and raised in stainless steel. The 2019 version is very deep and precise on the nose, offering up scents of lime, green apple, gorgeous limestone minerality, citrus peel, gentle grassiness and a topnote of white flowers. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied, focused and still fairly tightly-knit, with a rock solid core, excellent mineral drive and lovely cut and grip on the long and complex finish. This has a racier structural chassis than the very good, but more wide open 2018 version and is an outstanding bottle of Sancerre. 2020-2030.”"
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