Calvet, Touraine, Sauvignon Blanc, 2012

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An homage to our trip to the Loire Valley – Calvet Touraine Sauvignon Blanc.

I was mildly surprised by the quality of this offering, probably because of the Calvet name on the bottle.

A typical Touraine; nice dry citrus tang, well balanced, nice aroma of ammonia cut grass.

Their 2013 vintage has won a medal at the Paris Agricultural Show and I look forward to tasting it.

Tourains Sav B 2606 R

Domaine du Haut Perron, Sauvignon, 2012, Guy Allion, Touraine, Val de Loire

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We enjoyed this. Best described by Oxford Wines:

“Superb and concentrated old vine Sauvignon Blanc with aromatic flavours of gooseberry and limes intermingled with superb touches of wet stone minerality. Guy and Cedric Allion of Domaine du Haut Perron have 23 hectares of vines on the wonderfully exposed slopes of the Cher’s right bank in the Loire Touraine Appellation. The soils here are clay and limestone embedded with flint which is known as ‘Perruches’ in the area. These flint deposits give their wines their trademark crisp minerality”

They do need to degreek their website!

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