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Sauvignon de Touraine, Domaine de la Rochette 2017

 
Country: France
Region: Loire
Type: White
Producer: Rochette, domaine
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Bottle Size: 75cl
Vintage: 2017
Alcohol: 12.5%

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Think of a delicate, floral Sancerre and then think of a better, brighter, more huggable world in which that wine is close to half the price. That’s what our Fleur de Printemps Touraine gives you. It’s as pretty as a snowflake on Christmas morn, with elderflower and white floral notes that pirhouette over a core of lemon sorbet, while there’s an intense streak of minerality that belies this wine’s lesser known appellation. This is a Sauvignon Blanc that even the anti- Sauvignon Blanc brigade can warm to. An absolute winner with grilled fish. A slurp for you and a glug for the baking dish, which would adjust the right amount of zest and refreshment.


Tasting Notes

How to serve Simply chill and enjoy the lemon sorbet sensation of this wonderful Sauvignon in large draughts. Drink in the long-green flower studded grass with your picnic of cucumber sandwiches, or season up your grilled fish with this which would adjust the right amount zest and refreshment.


Press Note:

Press on previous vintages: Decanter "25 Under £25" "Not as pungent as New Zealand Sauvignon and not as flinty as a Sancerre, this shows pretty and forward flavours of apple, garden peas and a squeeze of lemon. It's weighty and ripe but remains vibrant and fresh, with pristine acidity. 90 points" Bruce Palling, The Week: "For those who adore the sharp focus and tautness of classic Sauvignon Blanc, this is the wine to purchase. This producer uses slower fermentation techniques, which is reminiscent of Pouilly-Fume. It has a slightly stonier and flintier element, with a greater overlay of citrus than is usual from these wines." Thewinegang.com: "A Sauvignon with fresh breeziness at its core. With it perky herbaceous edge and green apple crunch plus a pretty streak of elderflower it really is - as the name suggests - spring in a glass."


Robin's Note:

So pretty, with elder-flower and white floral notes that dance over a core of lemon sorbet and an intense minerality that belies it's lesser known appellation. Try as you might, you can't help but be entranced.

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