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Francois de la Roche

Francois de la Roche
2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Touraine

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Pasta Vegetables

Category: Loire Other White

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14.2% RS: <1%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Francois de la Roche
2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Touraine

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Pasta Vegetables

Category: Loire Other White

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14.2% RS: <1%
Yellow straw color. Aromas of white asparagus, white peach, and baked heirloom apples with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, engaging, medium-long lime spritz, hearts of palm, and minerals finish. A bright and appetizing Touraine Sauvignon Blanc with great depth and roundness.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: white asparagus, white peach, and baked heirloom apples
Taste Flavor: lime spritz, hearts of palm, and minerals
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Mediterranean Mezze Plate, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bright and appetizing Touraine Sauvignon Blanc with great depth and roundness.

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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.