Touraine Sauvignon Blanc, Roi Soleil, Domaine des Grandes Espérances

Touraine Sauvignon Blanc, Roi Soleil, Domaine des Grandes Espérances

The Sauvignon Blanc grapes for this wine come from a thirty-year-old vineyard plot growing on a clay-loam soil. They are picked under an early October sun, when fully ripe. The wine undergoes a 12 hour maceration on the skins and 48 hours cold storage in order to develop the final wines maximum aromatic character. Fermentation then takes place in barrels only used for two vintages. Ageing is carried out in barrel with regular stirring to re-suspend the fine lees to develop mouth-feel and flavour. It shows complex, exotic aromas of tropical fruit, acacia and vanilla; the palate is vibrant, long with mineral notes.

  • Type: White
  • Country: France
  • Region: Loire Valley
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Producer: Saget La Perrière
  • Primary grape: Sauvignon
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £12.71
  • Code: 34803
  • Expression: Leaf