Touraine Sauvignon Blanc "La Croix des Champs" 2020

Presentation

Location
The vineyard is located in the Cher Valley in Touraine, near Saint-Aignan.
Terroir
It has clay and flint soil, whereas the steeper slopes have more siliceous soil with clay that is ideal for Sauvignon blanc.
Vinification
The grapes are picked during the coolest part of the day and pressed slowly and gradually. Cold fermentation (16-18°C) follows a short maceration on the must deposit to lock in a maximum number of aromas.
Ageing
The wine is aged on the lees before bottling.
Varietal
Sauvignon : 100%

Advice

Serving
Served well-chilled (8-10°C).
Tasting
Brillant pale gold colour with silver highlights. Lovely fresh fruit (tropical fruit, blackcurrant, citrus) and floral aromas. Develops beautifully on the palate with delicate white fruit (nectarine) and fresh lemony flavours. Great length with a certain minerality.
Food pairings
This wine is a treat as an aperitif with nibbles, as well as as an accompaniment to delicatessen meats, salads, shrimp, quiches, goat's cheeses, and fruit salad.

Reviews

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Bronze
"La robe brillante et lumineuse couleur jaune pâle aux nuances vertes s'ouvre sur un nez expressif qui associe les odeurs des agrumes (pamplemousse) à des notes de bourgeon de cassis. La bouche à l'attaque souple offre une matière charnue, de la fluidité, un bel équilibre sur la fraîcheur, ainsi que des arômes floraux (genêt) et fruités (citron) qui persistent dans une finale croquante et longue. Beau Touraine sauvignon." [+]