Clos Roche Blanche Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2007

Sauvignon Blanc from Loire, France

Item No. 97133
  • white wine
  • Green wine
  • RP89

Winemaker's Notes

"Unlike so many Touraine Sauvignons of this vintage that suffer from both diffusion and under-ripeness, the 2007 Touraine Sauvignon No. 2 from self-styled "natural" winemakers Catherine Roussel and Didier Barrouillet is full of succulent pineapple, peach, and lemon; coats the palate with an almost oily texture yet an invigorating salty, chalky minerality; and finishes with a bitter-sweet, pungently herbal, nutty, tartly fruit skin cling that is bound to call forth the next sip. Enjoy this concentrated, focused gem over the next 12-18 months."
-Wine Advocate

Learn About Clos Roche Blanche

Touraine, a Loire Valley appellation, designates a rather large viticultural area around the city of Tours. The vineyards of Clos Roche Blanche, planted on the Touraine hills bordering the Cher river by the Roussel family at the end of the 19th century, have remained in the family since. Catherine Roussel took over this 28 hectare estate in 1975, and was later joined by Didier...

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Learn About Loire

It's unfortunate that this region is so under appreciated and overlooked - the wines from the Loire Valley are outstanding. They are delicious examples of varietal and soil expression and the wide range of wines is so refreshing. Dry, sweet, sparkling, red, white… all represented here in the Loire. The main white grapes are Chenin Blanc, Muscadet and Sauvignon Blanc. For reds...

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Learn About Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (so-veen-YAWN blahnk) One of the most distinctive grapes, Sauvignon Blanc is a highly aromatic variety that does well in both the old and new world. From the Loire Valley of France to Marlborough in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc has found many regions that bring out its unique and delicious flavors. Notable Facts Sauvignon Blanc's home...

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