Touraine Sauvignon

2018

Leclair explained to us that Sauvignon Blanc from Touraine has a less aggressive character than Sauvignon from Sancerre for several reasons - first, the terroir is different; second, it's warmer in Touraine by a few degrees; third, Touraine harvests later (in Sancerre they won't take the risk in waiting); fourth, the yields are lower. Made in stainless steel, the Touraine Sauvignon is very fresh, with floral, citrus, and apricot notes with a mouthwatering acidity. Aged for six months on the lees.

89 points
"“The 2018 Sauvignon Blanc from the Leclair family is really very pretty and yet another example of just how good these bottlings from the Touraine have turned out in the 2018 vintage. The wine offers up a ripe and vibrant nose of gooseberry, lime, fresh-cut grass, chalky soil tones and white flowers. On the palate the wine is bright, fullish and loaded with fruit and personality, with sound acids, good focus and grip and a long, succulent and very nicely balanced finish. This is quite the bargain! 2020-2024.”"
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SKU/Code: 
DB1395-18
Product Line: 
Wine
White
Varietal: 
Sauvignon Blanc
Farming Type: 
Sustainable