Sauvignon Blanc, Haut-Poitou, Sauvion
Situated just north of Poitiers, the region of Haut-Poitou is some 30 miles south of the River Loire. Sauvignon Blanc ripens well here on limestone, clay and flint soils, particularly on the south facing valley slopes. Zippy and zesty, it has a generous, pungent gooseberry and herbaceous character followed by a fresh finish.
- Type: White
- Country: France
- Region: Loire Valley
- Vintage: 2016
- Producer: Sauvion
- Primary grape: Sauvignon Blanc
- Bottle size: 75cl
Zesty, herbaceous or aromatic whites
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ABOUT THE WINE
This fabulous white wine produced by Sauvion is made in the Touraine area of the Loire Valley. This wine is exclusive to Matthew Clark so you won't find it at multiple retailers. Available in 75cl bottles, distributed in the UK by Les Grands Chais de France. Haut-Poitou Sauvignon Blanc is an inviting wine, made from Gewürztraminer grapes. This screwcap wine is made with added-sulphites. Elegant and zesty, delicious with dishes featuring smoked salmon, tomatoes, asparagus, green herbs, goats' cheese or white fish.
Sauvignon has boomed in recent years. Its crisp acidity makes it a popular choice as an aperitif or with food. It's an aromatic variety, enjoyed when young, and mostly un-oaked. Produced in a variety of methods in the Old and New World resulting in a light and minerally style to more tropical flavours.
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