On the nose, the wine delivers an aromatic expression of ripe fruit and little white flowers that tend to linger in the loveliest way, like your clothes linger with the scent of a high school crush’s perfume/cologne/fabric softener after a brief embrace. That balance of freshness, suppleness, and minerality that welcomely clouds your thoughts for days to come and has you writing Mr./Mrs. Neveu on the back of your notebooks.
Hint: The Clos des Bouffants, the primary Neveu family Sancerre holding, is a steep, due-south exposed, limestone vineyard located less than a half mile from the Neveu cellar. This storied vineyard was cited in the 1777 history of Sancerre, where the Abbott Poupart, priest of Sancerre, wrote, “the Bouffants hillside is one of the best I know in our Sancerre area.”