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La Perrière Touraine Sauvignon 2018

La Perrière Touraine Sauvignon 2018
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A very special wine from Loire Valley, the most famous sauvignon blanc producing region on Earth! Baked peach, lychees, passionfruit, and elegant floral hints. Just lovely.

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La Perrière Touraine Sauvignon 2018

This is nothing like your standard NZ or Tassie sauv blanc. The Loire version has a typically more viscous texture and an alluring, elegant perfume. This example is all that and pure as the driven snow. If you’ve never tasted a fair dinkum Loire sauvignon, this is your chance to do it without breaking the bank.

You get baked peach, lychees, passionfruit, and elegant floral hints on the nose. On the palate are lychees and stone fruit, and it just seems to linger on and on and on.... The mercury like texture also blows you away and you would swear there must be some oak treatment yet there isn’t. Just meticulous care by the 4th generation owner operators, the odd stirring of lees during vinification and some Loire Valley know-how and voila - you have some serious liquid!

This beautiful wine washed down some BBQ calamari (click for recipe) in our tasting which was like a dream you didn’t want to wake up from! Against all logic, we tried this in both a Burgundy glass against the traditional aromatic glass and the Burgundy glass was the winner. Somehow the texture and perfume just fared better in it, so what do you know? We just keep learning on the run because we’re wine nuts! And every wine is a different beast so to speak.

Popsy & JJ tasted and food matched August 2019

Glass

Aromatic glass or try it in a Burgundy glass like we did and witness the magic!

Cellaring

Have now …but wait for 3 years if you absolutely insist!
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Loire is the epicentre of sauvy, and if you haven’t tried one yet, look no further!
Love my sauvy and this one did not disappoint! History met fruit met wine making expertise. I found it hard to take my lips off the glass.

Try it with...

Prawn stir fry

BBQ chicken thigh fillets

Pan fried fish

Thai green curry with chicken

BBQ calamari

Prawn pasta with garlic, chilli and white wine sauce