Category Archives: sauvignon blanc

Ch. Cruzeau Pessac-Leognan 2015

Vignobles Andre Lurton, Chateau de Cruzeau, AOC Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, Nouvelle Aquitaine, France, 2015 This wine: lot No. L16-181-3 (on capsule), varietal sauvignon blanc, fermented and then ten months lees ageing in 35% new barrique, before bottling; Diam 10 coated agglomerate … Continue reading

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Aconcagua Sauvignon Blanc 2018

The Great Wave, Sauvignon Blanc, D.O. Aconcagua Valley, Chile, 2018 This wine: lot No. L19.093 (on rear label), varietal sauvignon blanc, imported in bulk and bottled in UK, screw-cap closure, 13% abv, Waitrose, £9.40 (04/19) Consumer tasting note: a Chilean … Continue reading

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De Grendel Sauvignon Blanc 2012

De Grendel, Sauvignon Blanc, Koetshuis, WO Coastal Region, South Africa, 2012 On WO Coastal Region This is a super WO (Wine of Origin) encompassing and allowing cross-district blending, from Paarl, Stellenbosch, Swartland, part of Tulbagh and Cape Peninsula – which … Continue reading

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La Cave de Sancerre 1987

Producteurs de la Cave des Vins de Sancerre, AOC Sancerre, Cher, France, 1987 This wine: lot No. – none, not required until 1990, varietal sauvignon blanc, fill level 43 mm below the cork, natural cork closure (stained/mouldy capsule, cork end … Continue reading

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Touraine sparkling NV

Domaine du Chapitre, Perle Chapitre, Methode Traditionelle, AOC Touraine, Loir et Cher, Centre-Val de Loire, France, NV On Touraine and Cremant de  Loire I wondered why this wine was not produced under the more well-known AOP Cremant de Loire. The … Continue reading

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Touraine Sauvignon 2016

Domaine du Chapitre, Le S, AOC Touraine, Loir et Cher, Centre-Val de Loire, France, 2016 This wine: lot No. L066, varietal sauvignon blanc, 2+1 technical agglomerate cork closure, 12.5% abv, ex-producer, €6.50 (05/18) Consumer tasting note: citrus and dessert apple … Continue reading

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Touraine-Chenonceaux 2016

Domaine du Chapitre, AOC Touraine-Chenonceaux, Loir et Cher, Centre-Val de Loire, France, 2016 On Touraine Touraine, with the city of Tours at its heart, covers a huge area, from Bourgueil, St-Nicholas-de Bourgeuil and Chinon in the far west through Tours … Continue reading

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