Domaine de Villargeau Coteaux du Giennois, Loire, France 2020 (750ml)
Villargeau vineyards are in very close proximity (slightly up river) to those of Sancerre & Pouilly Fume. The result are wines similar in character, but considerably lower in price. Sauvignon Blanc responds well when growing in flint and chalk soils.
Pale yellow with silvery green highlights. The nose is first intense and fresh on floral and lime notes. With aeration, the nose grows in size with aromas of candied apricots and citrus fruits. Spicy, vanilla notes reinforce the beautiful aromatic complexity. On the palate the attack is fresh with a beautiful minerality. You'll find the rigor of the first nose. This wine offers a grainy texture with citrus aromas. A slight bitterness, on notes of grapefruit, prolongs the aromatic persistence.
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
13.5 % alc./vol