Top 7 Best Loire Sauvignon Blanc for Summer 2022
16th June 2022
Think summer drinking and think Loire and we've selected our top 9 bright, elegant and delicious Sauvignon Blancs.
Refreshing and full of flavour, get ready for the summer with our lovingly-sourced, hand-picked Top 7 Best Loire Sauvignon Blanc for Summer 2022!
- Forges, Sauvignon Blanc, IGP Val de Loire, 2021
- Le Colombier, Touraine Sauvignon, 2021
- Domaine de l'Aumonier, Touraine Sauvignon, 2020
- Francis Blanchet, Pouilly-Fumé, Les Pernets, 2020
- Francis Blanchet, Pouilly-Fumé, Silice, 2020
- Cherrier Père et fils, Sancerre, 2021
- Domaine de la Chauvinière, Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur lie, 2020
Here’s our hand-picked list of the Top 7 Best Loire Sauvignon Blanc for Summer 2022
An open, simple and immediately appealing bottle of ripe Loire Sauvignon. Surprisingly tropical aroma. In this hot vintage this is fuller and more rounded than usual, with ripe citrus and hint of pineapple. Refreshing finish. Drink this year.
Classic Sauvignon aromas of nettles. Greenfruited, lively and crisp but not in the least over-acidic. Perfect summer aperitif. Now-2023.
From the growers, "It goes well with starters, raw seafood and fish. It will be very popular as an aperitif or at improvised dinners with friends. Serve very chilled at 8 to 10°."
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.
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.
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-2023.
From a small block on very flinty soils in the heart of the appellation, this is an intense and ageworthy wine. Smelling of citrus peel and hawthorn blossom, it’s intensely grapefruity. In this hot year it’s smoother and rounder than usual, but with a splendidly long, steely finish. Now-2023.
The Cherriers were badly frosted in 2021, but the low yields from their vineyards on the gentle slopes around Verdigny have given us an intense and powerful example. 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.
This is the family’s oaked cuvée. About a fifth goes into barrel, some new, giving a dairy richness and intensity rather than “oakiness”. Rounded, voluminous, with a palate cleansing pithiness, this is fine and gastronomic – think quite richly sauced fish, chicken or veal. Now-2023.
From low-yielding vines on the estate’s classic granite soils - with a little clay. Open, generous mouthful with lemon and pear fruit, crisp and mouthwatering with textbook zest and balance, and a dry, gently saline finish. Now-early 2023.
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We source our amazing wines from small independent winemakers and as such you’re less likely to find them anywhere else in the UK.
Due to their exclusivity, some of our picks of this summer's best Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire may sell out ahead of what's hopefully a glorious summer. If any of our selection of top picks are unavailable, please get in touch with us & we’d be delighted to suggest some excellent alternatives.