Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most popular white wines in the UK today accounting for the lion’s share of white wine sales, this is driven predominantly by the popularity of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand, a “go-to” wine for many. Buy this mixed case, and taste through why Sauvignon Blanc has been enjoyed for many years.
2018 Domaine Francois Cartier Touraine Sauvignon Blanc, Loire
The Touraine appellation is located in an area where the Loire and its tributaries meet, most of the vineyards are southeast of Tours, on the slopes of the Cher river and between the Cher and the Loire, 80% of production is Sauvignon Blanc. Established five generations ago in some of the best soils to be found in the Cher Valley, Domaine Francois Cartier now grows almost 25 hectares of vines in the Pouillé municipality. Still worked traditionally, the vineyards are situated on alkaline perruque, silex soils. Juicy and fresh on the palate with sharp acidity and terroir-driven fruit. Delicious when served with fresh oysters, or seafood and is the perfect match with young goats’ cheese.
2018 Roc de Belame Sauvignon Blanc, Côtes de Gascony, Southern France
Grown in the Côtes de Gascony region of South West France, this is a fresh and vibrant Sauvignon Blanc. To taste, the wine proclaims its richness with a sweet and fleshy bouquet. The notable characters are stone fruits, like peach apricot which give this wine its juicy and sweet taste. There are also some floral aromatics in the glass. This is in perfect contrast to the texture which gives itself a bit of an uplift and a mineral overtone. The two binds in perfect harmony to create a well-balanced glass of wine and something that is a pleasure to drink. Typical of the grape variety for this region it gives excellent value for money and an easily drinkable aperitif or delicious when served with seafood, seasonal asparagus, or goats cheese.
2018 Pierre Martin Sancerre Chavignol, Loire
4th generation Pierre Martin farms 18 hectares of vineyards in some of the most sought-after sites in the Loire Valley. The vines are grown on very stony limestone soils, where the vines have an average age of 30 years. After being mechanically harvested the grapes are transported to the winery, where they are very gently pressed using a pneumatic press. This classic Sancerre has a delicate and elegant nose revealing hints of peach, pear and white flowers. The palate is rich and well-balanced enhanced by nice minerality and a lingering long finish. Delicious served with cold starters, seafood, fish (sushi, sashimi), veal or poultry and goats’ cheese.