Yellow straw color. Aromas of white asparagus, white peach, and baked heirloom apples with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, engaging, medium-long lime spritz, hearts of palm, and minerals finish. A bright and appetizing Touraine Sauvignon Blanc with great depth and roundness.
In the heart of the Cher Valley of the Loire region, the vineyards of Francois de la Roche are located around the two villages of Oisly and Thésée. The soils around Oisly, from which these 30-year-old vines are from, are comprised of rounded flint and quartz gravel with a subsoil of clay. This composition imparts a distinct minerality to the wine.
Using 30-year-old vines planted in flinty clay soils, the grapes selected for this French sauvignon blanc are separated by plots and selected at the peak of ripeness. After being sorted and pressed, fermentation is done in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats.
Pairs well with a Mediterranean mezze plate, white meats, and grilled fishes.