Touraine, Loire Valley, France
Alc. 13.5 %
The Touraine appellation is in the Loire Valley, located close to the town of Tours, surrounded by some of the most breathtaking scenery in all of France. The area is sometimes referred to as the ‘garden of France’ due to its picturesque landscapes and beautiful châteaux. The area is known for producing dry, white wines. The Vignoble Gibault vineyards, which have been run by the Gibault family for three generations, are planted on the age-old hillsides of the Cher River. You will find flinty clay soils up on slopes where the Sauvignon Blanc grape variety really expresses all its subtle complexity. This flinty soil brings intense aromatics to these white wines.
This vineyard is spread over 30 hectares where the provinces of Berry, Touraine, and Sologne meet. Owners Chantal and Patrick Gibault are very environmentally conscious in the approach they take in growing their vines. In fact, they have been awarded Terra Vitis environmental certification. Serve this Sauvignon Blanc chilled at 8 C, from now until 2023.
The complex and expressive nose displays some customary aromas of lime, gooseberry, and grapefruit, along with some apricot, green apple, and exotic fruit. This is followed up with some herbaceous, grassy, and mineral notes.
This white has a zesty mix of gooseberry, citrus, and grassy flavours, with some exotic splashes of tropical fruit. It is also loaded with green apple and peach. The minerality is so authentic, it would please even the most discerning Sancerre drinker. This wine has a fresh acidity and it lingers on the palate pleasantly.
This Sauvignon Blanc would be wonderful with chicken or tofu in a herb-based sauce. It would also work really well when paired with Thai or Vietnamese cuisine.