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Les Sauterelles

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Les Sauterelles is the classic wine of the domaine. This Touraine white is 100% Sauvignon Blanc and is a blend of a number of different parcels from the property. Each parcel is treated in a slightly different manner to obtain grapes with different characteristics in order to provide the greatest aromatic complexity possible. It’s a lovely example of a Touraine Sauvignon.

 

Technical information :
Appellation : AOC Touraine
Coulour : white wine
Grape variety : sauvignon blanc
Alcohol : 12,5%
Residual sugar : 3,2 g/Sandy soil of Sologne
Age of viness : 5-25 years old
Planting density : 5900 vines / ha
yield : 50 hl / ha.
Fermentation : Low temperature fermentation over a period of 3 weeks
Ageing : 4 months on its fine lees
No of bottles produced : 27000

 

Serving advice :

Temperature: from 10 to 12°C
Drink from February 2014 until 2015

 

Testing note from Henry Chapon,

UK Sommelier of the Year, Finaliste at the European Sommelier Competition

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Henri Chapon : « This wine is a beautiful example of what the terroir around the plateau of Oisly can produce. An aromatic Sauvignon, classy with great length on the palate. It’s not surprising therefore to learn that the brand new appellation AOC Touraine Oisly includes the village in which Lionel produces his wines. The wine is dry, round and supple, with a beautiful refreshing acidity. It gives off notes of ripe fruits, peaches and pink grapefruit… On the palate, it gives immediate pleasure and has lovely weight. Drink as an aperitif, with charcuterie, but also with smoked fish and goat’s cheese of course! Serve between 10 and 12°C to allow all the aromas to reveal themselves.”

 

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