Category Archives: sauvignon blanc

Hippolyte Reverdy Sancerre 1987

Hippolyte Reverdy, Vignoble de la Perriere, Chaudoux-Verdigny, AOC Sancerre, Cher, France, 1987 On the off-chance that this bottle was sound, I thought it worthwhile to see how a 30-year old Sancerre had developed – and was pleasantly surprised. This wine: … Continue reading

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Minet Pouilly Fume 2006

Regis Minet, Vieilles Vignes, AOC Pouilly Fume, Loire, France, 2006 This wine: varietal sauvignon blanc, fermented and aged in stainless steel, natural cork closure, 13% abv, Gauntleys, £8 (bin end, was £14.57) (03/17) Consumer tasting note: proof that some sauvignon … Continue reading

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Les Tarnes Menetou-Salon 2015

Jean-Paul Godinat (vigneron/negociant), Les Chais du Val de Loire, Les Tarnes, AOP Menetou-Salon, Loire, France 2015 Menetou Salon, lying about 20 miles south-west of Sancerre and 10 miles north-east of Bourges, can offer decent, and better, sauvignon quality without the premium prices … Continue reading

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Hubert Brochard Sancerre 2015

Hubert Brochard, AOC Sancerre, Cher, France, 2015 This wine: varietal sauvignon blanc, nomacorc closure, 13% abv, widely available, £18 (12/16) Consumer tasting note: a strong nose of ripe citrus, white stone fruit and dessert apple edged with ripe green pepper; … Continue reading

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Dom. Moreaux Valencay 2008

Francis Jourdain, Domaine des Moreaux, Les Cherts, AOC Valencay, Indre, Centre, France, 2008 Valencay lies just to the south of the Cheverny appellation, but on the left bank of the Cher, spreading southwards towards the Indre. The reds can be gamay dominated, along … Continue reading

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Atlantique S.blanc Loire 2015

Atlantique, Sauvignon blanc, IGP Val de Loire, Loire, France, 2015 This wine: varietal sauvignon blanc, screw cap closure, 12% abv, Waitrose, £8 (2016) Consumer tasting note: a straightforward sauvignon blanc, fresh acidity, with a nose of citrus edged with green … Continue reading

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Brochet Loire Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Brochet, Sauvignon blanc, IGP Val de Loire, France, 2014 This wine: organic varietal sauvignon blanc, natural cork closure, 12.5% abv, Out of This World Organic Supermarket, £12 (2016) Consumer tasting note: a snout full of an initially non-indicative sauvignon profile, … Continue reading

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