La Perrière Touraine Sauvignon 2018
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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.
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Try it with...
Prawn stir fry
BBQ chicken thigh fillets
Pan fried fish
Thai green curry with chicken
Prawn pasta with garlic, chilli and white wine sauce