A top buy for Sancerre, Delaporte is an excellent producer making wines that rival some of the best in Chaignol at pricing we can all love. This is one of the best examples we have tasted so far from this rising address and is a great bottle to get familiar with Delaporte.
Loire wines have become increasingly popular over the past few years, and with all the new interest accruing, the production has remained the same. This makes many of our favorite wines more challenging to find and opens the door for discoveries, like Domaine Delaporte. Delaporte is a family Domaine founded in the 17th century and, like Cotat, works with some of the great vineyards of Sancerre in the village of Chavignol and truly started to gain traction when Vincent Delaporte's grandson Mathieu in 2010. He converted vineyard practices to organic, lower yields, and hand harvesting, moving fermentation to large oak vats.
These wines are marked by Precision, balance, and complexity, delivering a solid sense of terroir showing incredible minerality and freshness. This rings true in the 2020 Chavignol, which is sourced from 30 different plots with vines that are 35 years old on average.
Expressive minerality with complex citrus notes, gooseberry, white flowers, and wild grasses leads to a focused and energetic mouth with good weight on the mid-palate and a precise and dry saline finish. An incredible pairing with seafood, this 2020 is an excellent value for Sancerre from a rising star producer.