Cheverny Blanc

2019
France
Loire

80% Sauvignon Blanc/20% Chardonnay. Though Cazin's quiet rock-stardom stems from his Cour-Cheverny wines from the more obscure Romorantin grape, it was his Cheverny Blanc--by law a Sauvignon/Chardonnay blend-- which led importer Joe Dressner to François's wines in the first place at a Loire wine fair twenty five years ago. He grows Sauvignon Rose, a sub-variety of Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay, some vines of which are up to forty years old, on clay-limestone soils. The organically farmed grapes are hand-harvested, co-fermented with natural yeasts in tank, aged in tank and neutral oak for a year, and bottled by gravity and with no filtration. Le Petit Chambord, which is on every Cazin label, is the historical name of the family property.

91 points
"The 2019 Cheverny Blanc from François Cazin is a beautiful young wine, with ripe fruit, but very classical lines of detail on both the nose and palate. The bouquet hops from the glass in a lovely mélange of pink grapefruit, sweet quince, chalky soil tones, a touch of lanolin, lime peel and a fine array of white flowers in the upper register. On the palate the wine is bright, fullbodied, zesty and quite ripe, with a lovely core, good soil signature and grip, bouncy acids and a long, complex and very nicely balanced finish. Good juice. 2021-2030. "
John Gilman,
View From The Cellar
, May-June 2021

SKU/Code: 
DB0003-19
Product Line: 
Wine
White
Varietal: 
Sauvignon Blanc
Farming Type: 
Sustainable