2018 Touraine Sauvignon Blanc, Domaine de Marcé, Loire Valley, France

Pale lemon coloured, the nose is full of grassy fruit, with nettles and gooseberry, but also with hints of passion fruit and guava. The palate is medium bodied with abundant fruit and a crisp, dry finish.

Grape Variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

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2018 Touraine Sauvignon Blanc, Domaine de Marcé, Loire Valley, France

Tasting Note

Pale lemon coloured, the nose is full of grassy fruit, with nettles and gooseberry, but also with hints of passion fruit and guava. The palate is medium bodied with abundant fruit and a crisp, dry finish.

Food Pairing

Excellent with grilled sea bass or bream. Fine with raw or cooked goats cheese.

Producer Info

Christophe Godet, born in the village of Oisly and raised at the domaine, is the seventh generation of the family to run this property. He joined his father in 1992 and took over complete control in 2008. There are 32 hectares of vines, 75% of which are Sauvignon. There is also a touch of Chardonnay, some Gamay, Cabernet and Cot (Malbec). Christophe believes quality is delivered in the vineyard and much work is done to ensure the health of the crop with minimum chemical intervention.

Regional Info

Touraine is a wine district at the very heart of France’s Loire Valley wine region. Its main commercial center, the city of Tours, sits precisely half-way between Sancerre and Nantes (the home of Muscadet). The district follows the Loire river for roughly 60 miles (100km), from Blois in the east to Chinon and Bourgueil in the west.

Touraine has its own generic regional appellation (simply called Touraine) which covers the entire district, as well as several titles that are more specific in terms of both location and wine style. These range from the dry, fruity reds of Saint-Nicolas de Bourgueil to the diverse whites of Vouvray and Montlouis. The Cheverny and Cour-Cheverny zones, trapped in the hinterland between the cities of Tours and Orleans, are often grouped into the wider Touraine area on maps and wine lists.

Wines made under the Touraine regional appellation may be red, white or rosé, and each colour also comes in sparkling variants. The red wines are made principally from Gamay, Cabernet Franc and Malbec (known here as Côt), with smaller proportions of Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir. Their white counterparts are almost always based on Sauvignon Blanc, with the occasional addition of Sauvignon Gris.

The Touraine district is located a full 140 miles (226km) from the Atlantic Ocean, and the same from the northern Massif Central hills of central France. As a result, the climate here falls somewhere between maritime and continental. There is a noticeable difference, however, between the cold, drier winters in the district’s eastern edge and those in the west, which tend to be slightly wetter and more temperate. In summer, the slow- moving waters of the Loire do little to cool the Touraine vineyards; this region is known for its hot, torpid summer days.

Winemakers Note

Produced from vines with an average age of twenty years, picked at full ripeness and vinified at low temperature in thermostatically controlled stainless steel tanks.

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