Written By Treve Ring Libations / White Wine Oct 18, 2010 Domaine du Clos du Bourg Sauvignon 2009 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestTouraine, Loire, France $16-19 Available at BCLS +370205Ding ding ding – value alert! This has been a regular in my fridge over the past couple of months. If the assertive styles of NZ Sauv Blanc have driven you away from this grape, please allow me to steer you here. This Loire Sauvignon Blanc is bright with mineral and floral notes. The medium bodied palate, too, is loaded with river stone and mineral – along with fresh herbs, delicate gooseberry and crisp white fruit. It’s on the finish, however, that the nature of this zippy grape beams through. Mouth watering and juicy, with a lingering lemon oil memory – a reminder to add another bottle to my shopping list. This is a lively, balanced versatile wine at a great price. I’ve enjoyed it with everything from halibut to spinach salad to turkey to *ahem* solo Tuesday mid afternoon.Though the majority of people today may know Sauvignon Blanc as THE NZ grape, this variety originated in the Bordeaux region of France. The grape gets its name from the French word sauvage (wild) and blanc (white) due to its early origins as an indigenous grape in Southwest France. During the 18th Century, SB was paired with Cabernet Franc to parent Cabernet Sauvignon.Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean)FranceWhite WineWine Reviews SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events / Victoria March 24, 2019 A New Beer Society in Town Victoria Beer Week launched its sixth annual festival earlier this month, which ran from March 1-9. In addition to the festival returning for another ... Read More Beer / Wineries & Breweries February 4, 2019 Vancouver Island Brewery’s New Porter and New Re-Rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery unveils new porter along with their new re-rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery held a flight night last week, in part to ... Read More Comments are closed.