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Francois de la Roche

Francois de la Roche
2019 La Coulée, Sauvignon Blanc, Touraine

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Loire Other White

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14.2%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Francois de la Roche
2019 La Coulée, Sauvignon Blanc, Touraine

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Loire Other White

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14.2%
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of fresh parsley, white peach, and honey roasted citrus with a satiny, crisp, dryish full body and a smooth, crisp finish with accents of white pepper and lemon strudel. A crisp and clean Sauvignon Blanc that will be a delight at the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: fresh parsley, white peach, and honey roasted citrus
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of white pepper and lemon strudel
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Dover Sole Almondine, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp and clean Sauvignon Blanc for the table.

The Importer

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The Importer
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Loire Other White

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Other whites from the Loire Valley in northwest France include Muscadet, Savennieres and Touraine. Muscadet is a dry, crisp white, produced from the eponymous grape. It is generally a light to medium-bodied wine with delicate citrus and melon fruit and very good acidity. Muscadet ideally pairs with oysters or any shellfish or with lighter poultry.

Savennieres is made from the Chenin Blanc grape, while Touraine is made from a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc, sometimes with a bit of Chardonnay as well. These are medium-boded whites with very good acidity, that are beat enjoyed within three to seven years. Pair these wines with shellfish, sushi, quiche Lorraine and lighter poultry dishes.