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Bottle Price $26.99
Year 2020
Size 750ML
Color White
Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
Country France

Availability: Oversell: Y Discount: D
Product Code: 3102826_PI


The Benchmark Region For Sauvignon Blanc!

In true French style, the Sancerre terroir – intricately studied and mapped – is credited with the very particular aromas and flavors! The key soil types are divided into limestone, marlstone, clays of various compositions and the all-important flint stones (pictured) which have excellent heat-retention and light-reflecting properties that help the grapes achieve optimal ripeness in the typically cooler growing season. Their mineral qualities traditionally found in Sancerre are leached gently through the soils encapsulating the two beloved descriptors, 'flinty' and 'chalky'!

Domaine de La Tonnellerie, a 13-hectare (9 of which are dedicated to Sauvignon Blanc) estate located on the sloping hills of Bué in the Loire valley, is perfect for Sauvignon Blanc grape growing. Bué is famous for its hills that offer maximum sun exposure for additional ripening and healthy acidity plus sufficient protection from the elements.

This one of the best expression of Sauvignon Blanc we’ve ever tasted! It’s distinct elegant, supple, freshly scented with gooseberry fruit and floral citrus hints on palate leads to a perfectly dry and refreshing finish. Ideal as a warm weather apéritif . . AND excellent with the season’s seafood, shellfish, grilled chicken and salads!

Winemaker’s production/tasting notes:

100% Sauvignon Blanc. All the grapes were de-stemmed and gently pressed. Fermentation had taken place in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks for approximately 30 days.

“Delicate mineral notes of chalk and slate with good citrus and melon in the nose. Fairly rich in the middle with nice snap. Firm acidity brace this wine so that it will stand up to and marry well with fish, shellfish and goat cheese. Nearly most of nine hectares of vineyards are located in the chalky, clay soil around the village of Bué, where many of Sancerre’s most prestigious vineyards are located. The soil around this village contains the perfect balance of chalk and clay. The wine is thus quite floral and high toned in the nose while having a rich, full-bodied middle.”

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