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Loire Sauvignons

Loire Sauvignons

Six whites from the Loire valley.

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Les Chardons, Sauvignon Blanc, IGP Val de Loire, 2020

Honest Loire SB at a fair price. Surprisingly tropical aroma. From the third hot vintage in a row in the Loire, this is riper and more rounded than usual, with ripe citrus and hint of pineapple. Refreshing finish. Now-2022


ColourWhite

RegionLoire

GrowerAumonier

Grape VarietySauvignon Blanc

Vintage2019

ABV13%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeAUM320

Style

Dry, Crisp

Dry > Sweet

Loire Valley

In early February I undertook our annual visit to the wine fair in Angers, escaping the snow which engulfed much of the UK during that week.

This is the yearly opportunity for the vast majority of vignerons in the Loire valley to show off their latest offerings to the rest of the world. The early season’s weather in 2008 was not kind, with variously frost, hail and torrential...

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Sauvignon Blanc

Origins      

  • Probably in Bordeaux region
  • Parent of red grape Cabernet Sauvignon (established by DNA analysis)

Characteristics

  • Vigorous plant, so can be too leafy and overproductive
  • Aromas and flavours described as: herbaceous, grassy and nettley; Gooseberries; but can also show more tropical fruits...
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Forges, Sauvignon Blanc, IGP Val de Loire, 2021

Classic Sauvignon aromas of nettles. Green-fruited, lively and crisp but not in the least over-acidic. Mouthwatering summer aperitif. Now-2023


ColourWhite

RegionLoire

GrowerForges

Grape VarietySauvignon Blanc

Vintage2021

ABV12.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeFOR721

Style

Dry

Dry > Sweet

Loire Valley

In early February I undertook our annual visit to the wine fair in Angers, escaping the snow which engulfed much of the UK during that week.

This is the yearly opportunity for the vast majority of vignerons in the Loire valley to show off their latest offerings to the rest of the world. The early season’s weather in 2008 was not kind, with variously frost, hail and torrential...

Discover More Loire Valley

Sauvignon Blanc

Origins      

  • Probably in Bordeaux region
  • Parent of red grape Cabernet Sauvignon (established by DNA analysis)

Characteristics

  • Vigorous plant, so can be too leafy and overproductive
  • Aromas and flavours described as: herbaceous, grassy and nettley; Gooseberries; but can also show more tropical fruits...
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Le Colombier, Touraine Sauvignon, 2021

Gooseberry scent - and gooseberry on the palate too, along with notes of crisp pineapple and kiwi fruit. With a lemony finish, this is correctly zippy. Now-2023.


ColourWhite

RegionLoire

Grape VarietySauvignon

Vintage2021

ABV12.5%

CodeCOL121

Style

Dry > Sweet

Loire Valley

In early February I undertook our annual visit to the wine fair in Angers, escaping the snow which engulfed much of the UK during that week.

This is the yearly opportunity for the vast majority of vignerons in the Loire valley to show off their latest offerings to the rest of the world. The early season’s weather in 2008 was not kind, with variously frost, hail and torrential...

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Cabernet Sauvignon

The most prestigious red grape?

Origins

  • Bordeaux region, as a natural cross of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc (established 1997 by DNA analysis)
  • Was known as Vidure or Petit-Vidure
  • Spread throughout left bank of Bordeaux, supplanting white grapes

Characteristics   

  • Fairly easy to grow: hardy, buds...
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Domaine de l'Aumonier, Touraine Sauvignon, 2020

From organically farmed (and certified) vines, this is a long-established best-seller here, admired for its overt fruitiness – so there are tropical fruit notes alongside the more typical citrus flavours. Plenty of volume and mouthfeel. This makes a relaxing aperitif. Now-2023


ColourWhite

RegionLoire

Sub RegionTouraine

GrowerAumonier

Grape VarietySauvignon Blanc

Vintage2020

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

MethodOrganic

CodeAUM120

Style

Dry, Crisp

Dry > Sweet

Loire Valley

In early February I undertook our annual visit to the wine fair in Angers, escaping the snow which engulfed much of the UK during that week.

This is the yearly opportunity for the vast majority of vignerons in the Loire valley to show off their latest offerings to the rest of the world. The early season’s weather in 2008 was not kind, with variously frost, hail and torrential...

Discover More Loire Valley

Sauvignon Blanc

Origins      

  • Probably in Bordeaux region
  • Parent of red grape Cabernet Sauvignon (established by DNA analysis)

Characteristics

  • Vigorous plant, so can be too leafy and overproductive
  • Aromas and flavours described as: herbaceous, grassy and nettley; Gooseberries; but can also show more tropical fruits...
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Francis Blanchet, Pouilly-Fumé, Les Pernets, 2020

The Blanchet family make such an authentic wine, so true to the appellation, with bite and stony character, and always at a very fair price. Bright citrus over a mineral acid thread. Fresh and bone dry on the finish. Pair with anything from simply prepared white fish to smoked salmon or eel. Now-2022


ColourWhite

RegionLoire

Sub RegionPouilly-Fumé

GrowerFrancis Blanchet

Grape VarietySauvignon Blanc

Vintage2020

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeBLA120

Style

Dry

Dry > Sweet

Loire Valley

In early February I undertook our annual visit to the wine fair in Angers, escaping the snow which engulfed much of the UK during that week.

This is the yearly opportunity for the vast majority of vignerons in the Loire valley to show off their latest offerings to the rest of the world. The early season’s weather in 2008 was not kind, with variously frost, hail and torrential...

Discover More Loire Valley

Sauvignon Blanc

Origins      

  • Probably in Bordeaux region
  • Parent of red grape Cabernet Sauvignon (established by DNA analysis)

Characteristics

  • Vigorous plant, so can be too leafy and overproductive
  • Aromas and flavours described as: herbaceous, grassy and nettley; Gooseberries; but can also show more tropical fruits...
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Cherrier Père et fils, Sancerre, 2021

The latest vintage of this Loire classic from the Cherrier family in Verdigny is intense and powerful – concentrated by the unusual summer heat. Smelling of citrus zest, it’s lemony but shows hints of tangerine. A full-flavoured mid palate gives way to a dry and steely finish. Now-2023


ColourWhite

RegionLoire

Sub RegionSancerre

GrowerCherrier Père et fils

Grape VarietySauvignon Blanc

Vintage2021

ABV12.5%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeROS121

Style

Dry

Dry > Sweet

Loire Valley

In early February I undertook our annual visit to the wine fair in Angers, escaping the snow which engulfed much of the UK during that week.

This is the yearly opportunity for the vast majority of vignerons in the Loire valley to show off their latest offerings to the rest of the world. The early season’s weather in 2008 was not kind, with variously frost, hail and torrential...

Discover More Loire Valley

Sauvignon Blanc

Origins      

  • Probably in Bordeaux region
  • Parent of red grape Cabernet Sauvignon (established by DNA analysis)

Characteristics

  • Vigorous plant, so can be too leafy and overproductive
  • Aromas and flavours described as: herbaceous, grassy and nettley; Gooseberries; but can also show more tropical fruits...
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Loire Sauvignons

Six whites from the Loire valley.

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