Introducing Sanssouci: Deliciously Carefree Wines from the South of France
We are delighted to announce yet another producer to our portfolio of wine estates with history and vision: Sanssouci reds from the Languedoc region of southern France.
The French expression sans-souci means “without a care.” It is also the name of Frederick the Great’s famous royal palace in Potsdam, Germany, where Ernst Loosen’s forebear, Peter Joseph Lenné, had his greatest triumph as a landscape architect. It was great-great-uncle Peter’s sense of beauty, elegance and grace that inspired Erni to cultivate Sanssouci – a selection of deliciously carefree wines from the south of France.
Sanssouci wines are produced by Laurent Delaunay at his Abbotts & Delaunay winery in the Languedoc region, near Carcassone. Erni started working with Laurent over a decade ago to produce affordable, high-quality red wines that he could import to the German market. Centrally located in the Aude valley, between the appellations of Corbières, Minervois, Faugères and Limoux, Laurent has extensive fruit sources throughout the region.
Meet the Wines
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon – This wine shows restrained black cherry fruit, combined with classic secondary aromas of graphite and dry stones. It has full weight, without being heavy, and a firm, solid structure with excellent length. A satisfying wine that is simply delicious to drink.
2017 “Le Rouge” Red Blend – The red blend is a classic blend of Syrah and Grenache. It shows the lush red fruits and floral character that are typical of Grenache, together with the brambly blackberry and dark fruits of Syrah. The wine is concentrated and plush on the palate, with juicy persistence.
Exceptional and Affordable Wines for Everyday Enjoyment
Sanssouci wines will appeal to a wide range of red lovers. Their value as affordable, everyday wines is exceptional, and we expect them to be very popular with people seeking a deliciously carefree sip.