I've just sent off our first order for another pair of wines that excira and delira us at the Loire Valley wine fair 2007 - nearly a year ago, crivens.
These are the Sancerre and Quincy La Croix Saint Ursin, both 2006, from Domaine Sylvain Bailly. I wanted to find a second Sancerre for our list, because the huge popularity of the appellation/brand means that all the restaurants want a Sancerre, but naturally not the one that we've just sold to the place next door.
I don't agree with Gary Vaynerchuk about this wine - he finds it too New-Worldy for his liking. This wasn't my experience at all: I think it's a bright, mineral wine typical of its provenance and a really good Sancerre at the price, which is going to be €20.50. Anyway, here's the big G:
I'm also very excited about the Quincy; perhaps I even prefer it. This is a Sauvignon Blanc wine too, frankly just as enticing as the Sancerre, perhaps a little more citrussy, less deep, but less expensive at €16.50. We should have these in stock towards the end of January.