2010 Les Roches Touraine Blanc

SKU #1072519

This Sauvignon Blanc from Touraine displays an intense classic nose of cut grass, pepper and believe it or not... pineapples and lemons, with plenty of minerality! Reminiscent of a New Zealand Sauvignon. Very crisp and refreshing. A great example of a classic for an astonishingly low price! Perfect with seafood.


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By: Jeremy Bohrer | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/29/2012 | Send Email
My new favorite sauv blanc from the Loire. Crisp and refreshing with some really nice cirtus, grass and melon notes. Nice acidity too!

By: Ryan Woodhouse | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/26/2012 | Send Email
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This is a bright zesty Sauvignon Blanc from Les Roches. It’s light and crisp in texture but with great persistence on the palate with notes very similar to a typical Marlborough SB from New Zealand. Some gooseberry, hints of grass and some citrus peel acidity. I also thought there was a hint of saltiness that made for a mouth watering finish. Very good value for money.
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By: Joe Manekin | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/24/2011 | Send Email
Perfectly fine SB for the price, this shows tasty citrus, just a hint of a Loire valley sauvignon green quality and good style.

By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/21/2011 | Send Email
Nice and zippy, with aromatics that remind me of a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Perfect for appetizers, salads, outdoor events and parties.

By: Scott Beckerley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/9/2011 | Send Email
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What a great little wine for so little $. Wonderfully crisp with citrus fruit, pineapple and grapefruit. Mineral-laden finish that is very clean. This one just begs to be served with shellfish.
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Varietal:

Sauvignon Blanc

- One of the best known "international" varieties originally cultivated in France and considered the parent of, with Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon. Sauvignon's wonderfully distinctive aromatics generate some of wine's most colorful descriptors, among them "cat pee," herbaceous, grassy, citrusy the world over. In France, the apex of Sauvignon Blanc production is the Loire Valley, in the appellations of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé, where the terroir expresses itself most beautifully through the grape. Sauvignon Blanc is also the leading white grape varietal in Bordeaux, where it is paired with the fatter, richer Sémillon to varying degrees. Relatively easy to cultivate, though more suited to cool climates, Sauvignon Blanc has made inroads in Europe outside of France, especially in Northeastern Italy's Friuli and Alto Adige, but also on the Slovenian border. These lovely wines are often overshadowed by Sauvignon Blanc's achievements in the New World, namely New Zealand, South Africa and California. New Zealand's Sauvignon Blancs, more conspicuously fruity than most French examples, landed the small island nation on the world wine map in the late-1980s and 1990s. South African Sauvignons are one of the most successful international varieties produced in that country and are often quite elegant and affordable. In California, Robert Mondavi managed to, almost single-handedly, created a market for Sauvignon Blanc by renaming his oak-fermented version Fumé Blanc. While some wineries still use the name, California Sauvignon Blanc has secured its place in the California wine pantheon, particularly those from the Napa Valley. Washington State, Chile and Argentina also have considerable plantings of the grape.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
Sub-Region:

Loire

- Of all of the French wine producing regions, the Loire might produces the greatest variety of wines. They range from still to sparkling, very dry and acidic to hearty sweet, and clear in color to a deep purple. The diversity of wine produced in this region is due in part to its dynamic climate, which ranges from Continental to Mediterranean. This region is best known for Sauvignon blanc, Chenin blanc and Cabernet Franc. The most famous areas in the Loire Valley may be Sancerre and Vouvray.
Alcohol Content (%): 12