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Producer: Chereau CarreGrape Varieties: 100% Sauvignon BlancOptimum Drinking: Within 4 yearsWine Style: Crisp clean dry Loire SauvignonAlcohol by Volume: 12%Closure: Natural CorkCountry: France
2018 was an excellent vintage in the Loire in terms of quality and yield and is considered by many in the region to be an historic vintage. Spring weather was very favourable, promoting early flowering and excellent fruit set. Unhindered by hail or frost, the vines continued to develop normally. High temperatures throughout the summer ensured accelerated the ripening. Harvest took place in excellent conditions with fruit having reached full maturity.
The vineyard is located in the east side of la Vallée de la Loire, between Amboise and Chéverny, in the heart of the Appellation of Touraine. Benefitting from a warm climate during the summer months, this microclimate helps the grapes to achieve full their ripening potential. The soil is predominantly sand and clay, the latter having cooling properties and is high in acidity. Manual harvesting takes place in September.
The grapes were crushed and then traditionally vinified at cool temperatures in stainless steel tanks. Following fermentation, the wine was then racked in order to refine it and further enhance the aromas, prior to bottling. This was made in an unoaked style to express the purity of fruit and the nuances of the terroir.
A charming, dry Sauvignon Blanc from Touraine, crisp with lively herbaceous and citrus flavours, a good weight on the palate and a clean, fresh finish with a hint of minerality.
Serve chilled between 9-11°C, as the perfect accompaniment to seafood, fish dishes and goat's cheese.
Sauvignon Blanc 100%
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