The name of the wine, the Romans, reminds us that Sancerre was once a Roman hilltop stronghold. The wine is crisply, tautly mineral, a pure expression of citrus and grapefruit flavors, an intense, beautifully executed wine. Worth aging for 2–3 years.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.