The Benchmark Region For Sauvignon Blanc!
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'!
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.
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!
All the grapes were de-stemmed and gently pressed. Fermentation had taken place
in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks for approximately 30 days.
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.”