Clos Roche Blanche Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2007
Sauvignon Blanc from Loire, France
"Unlike so many Touraine Sauvignons of this vintage that suffer from both diffusion and under-ripeness, the 2007 Touraine Sauvignon No. 2 from self-styled "natural" winemakers Catherine Roussel and Didier Barrouillet is full of succulent pineapple, peach, and lemon; coats the palate with an almost oily texture yet an invigorating salty, chalky minerality; and finishes with a bitter-sweet, pungently herbal, nutty, tartly fruit skin cling that is bound to call forth the next sip. Enjoy this concentrated, focused gem over the next 12-18 months."
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Touraine, a Loire Valley appellation, designates a rather large viticultural area around the city of Tours. The vineyards of Clos Roche Blanche, planted on the Touraine hills bordering the Cher river by the Roussel family at the end of the 19th century, have remained in the family since. Catherine Roussel took over this 28 hectare estate in 1975, and was later joined by Didier Barouillet, who tends the vineyards and makes the wines. Both are... View More