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Domaine Fournier Sauvignon Blanc 2010

I absolutely adore Sauvignon Blanc. Overflowing with fresh, juicy fruits, bright herbaceous elements, crisp and refreshing, I feel it’s the perfect glass of white wine. [Of course it can also be generic and over processed, as with all grapes unfortunately.] I’ve been so caught up in all of the delightful displays of summer Rosés in the wine shops that I have completely neglected one of my favorite wines. My husband and I decided to have dinner at Wheatfields, our local fresh pasta restaurant, so I straightway selected Domaine Fournier Sauvignon Blanc 2010 to accompany our dinner of beet and chèvre salad, arugula and roasted pepper pizza, and fresh pasta with basil pesto.

Headed by 10thgeneration winemaker Claude Fournier and his 13th generation winemaker wife Eliane; the Fournier Domaine is made up of 150 acres spread throughout the Sancerre appellation, including some of the best vineyards in Pouilly Fume and Menetou Salon. The vineyards are sustainably farmed, and traditional family winemaking methods are utilized alongside modern advancements such as custom made tanks and a gravity fed winery.
Light golden straw in colour, aromas of ripe peach, fresh mint and warm river stones greeted me from the glass. Incredibly juicy peach flavours merged with summer apple and breezy mint elements in the light to medium body. Orange zest and sweet honey notes were underscored by wet river stones in the lively, crisp finish. A fantastic balance of plump, juicy fruit and crisp minerals make this a vibrant, refreshing summer glass.

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Loire Valley
12% alcohol
$14 average price
Enjoy now thru 2015

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