Domaine du Clos du Bourg Sauvignon 2009

Touraine, Loire, France
Available at BCLS +370205

Ding 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.

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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 ...

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