Full Review

Blanc de Lys

Blanc de Lys
2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Loire Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$20

Blanc de Lys
2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Loire Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
Emerald straw color. Aromas of lime and honeydew melon with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, medium-long sweet herbs, limestone, and Bosc pear finish with no oak flavor. A charming Loire sauvignon blanc with a juicy, lingering finish.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively & Old World
Aroma Aroma: lime and honeydew melon
Taste Flavor: sweet herbs, limestone, and Bosc pear
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A charming Loire sauvignon blanc with a juicy, lingering finish.

The Importer

Serge Doré Selections Ltd.

The Importer
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Chappaqua, NY 10514
USA
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Sauvignon Blanc

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Sauvignon Blanc is a bit of a chameleon of a variety, as it changes its character depending on where it is grown. Most famously in France’s Loire Valley, (especially in Pouilly-Fumé and Sancerre), it is a rich dry white with distinct herbal notes in the nose and on the palate. In New Zealand, the flavors range from gooseberry to tropical; both styles have very good natural acidity. Certain areas in Chile also produce very tropical-driven examples with a touch of herbal character, while the typical California style is clean with melon and spearmint fruit with only traces of herbal notes.

Many styles of Sauvignon Blanc – especially those from New Zealand – are aged in steel tanks to preserve the aromatic qualities, while some producers in Sancerre or even in California age in wooden barrels; this for added texture and spice. Medium-full in body, Sauvignon Blanc is especially excellent paired with shellfish or seafood or lighter poultry with herbs.