Undoubtedly, Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most likable French grapes there is. This white wine shows lots of floral aromas, citrus fruits, and a bright, dry finish.
A few days ago I was looking for a light, dry and minerally Sauvignon Blanc. My first thought was Sancerre, but at that moment I remembered that there is more than Sancerre in that region of France. Then, I started to dig deeper in that region and I found Domaine de la Rablais Sauvignon Blanc. Domaine de la Rablais is located in Touraine, not far away from the Sancerre region of France, famous for producing the finest Sauvignon Blanc-based wines in the world. Notes of fresh citrus fruit abound, balanced by its bright acidity and subtle mineral notes. Think oysters and grilled salmon, on the patio with friends
There’s a lot to remember when it comes to the Loire. Novices, take note: Cabernet Franc is a great alternative to Cabernet Sauvignon, Muscadet is unparalleled as a companion to shellfish, and Cour Cheverny is the best white wine appellation you’ve never heard of. As diverse as Loire wines are, one day soon you'll know your Melon de Bourgogne from your Romorantin.
Few varietals have spawned as bizarre a list of descriptors as Sauvignon Blanc. Believe it or not, “cat pee” is in fact a complimentary tasting note, associated with some of the best bottlings. (It’s a somewhat odd way of pointing out herbaceousness in the wine.) Cat pee aside, Sauvignon Blanc (sometimes called "Fumé Blanc" in California) is a bit of a chameleon in terms of style, and quite...
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