Full Review

Domaine Beausejour

Domaine Beausejour
2019 Les Silex, Sauvignon Blanc, Touraine

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$45
2020 Best International Sauvignon Blanc

Domaine Beausejour
2019 Les Silex, Sauvignon Blanc, Touraine

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of pickled jicama, fresh cut grass, white grapefruit, white pepper, and hint of passion fruit with a satiny, vibrant, dryish light body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long finish with notes of lime pie with meringue with moderate oak flavor. A spot-on Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire with great balance and concentration.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: pickled jicama, fresh cut grass, white grapefruit, white pepper, and hint of passion fruit
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of lime pie with meringue
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A spot-on Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire with great balance and concentration.

The Importer

Serge Doré Selections Ltd.

The Importer
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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.