Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Thierry Chardon - Vigneron
100% Sauvignon Blanc.
I have a few wines to tell you about presently, but today seems to be calling for this delicious Sauvignon Blanc from the
Loire region of . Light lemony yellow in color, It is pure sunshine! A
briny, flinty minerality emerges on the nose.
With light grapefruit on the palate and a lovely floral quality, along
with a hint of pineapple (tropical fruit), it is clean, clean, clean and smooth,
with a creamy mouth feel and dry finish.
Lightly perfumed with citrus overtones and surprising depth, this is an
awesome/extraordinary “every day” wine and an amazing value! I loved it.
Ned (Devenish Wines) likens this to a Sancerre, without the snobby Sancere
price tag. Yes! However you choose to characterize this, it’s
a fabulous “Go To” summer wine. Have
with simple plate of cheeses, crackers, bread and fruit as an aperitif, or
perhaps with a seafood salad and crisp baby greens or summer grilled vegetables! Bring it on the boat! $12.99 at Rosemont Market. France
The vineyard is located in the town of
on the southern slopes of Couffy Cher in the heart of
in the Touraine Loire region of France (Sancerre to the east) and home to beautiful Loire Chateaux castles. These
chateaux were built by seventeenth and eighteenth century aristocrats attracted
by the agricultural wealth and abundance of the region. As to the terroir, it is composed of flint,
clay and limestone, which truly shines through in this wine. Winemakers Thierry & Sophie Chardon
founded the vineyard in 1996, with six years of rich experience on a farm in
Mareuil sur Cher as vineyard manager and also the experience of his
elders – winemakers for generations.
This wine is brought to us by Devenish Wines (Imported by Maximilien Selections through Fruit of the Vines, Inc., Long Island City, NY), as a result of a trip Ned took this past early spring visiting vineyards in search of wonderful wines. See his blog: http://devenishwinesgeek.typepad.com/wines_tasted/2012/05/domaine-chardon-touraine-sauvignon-blanc-2010.html
Available at the following: Rosemont Markets, Browne Trading and Aurora Provisions in Portland; Freeport Cheese and Wine Shop and Provisions in South Freeport; Bandaloop Restaurant in Kennebunkport; Oak Hill Beverage, Scarborough; and the Blue Hill Wine Shop in Blue Hill.