A couple of weeks back I prepared for the upcoming heat and drought wave by going shopping in order to stock my fridge with chilled bottles of my favorite white grapes. Unbelievably, at one of my local wine shops that I frequent, only three brands of French Sauvignon Blanc bottles were stocked on the shelves. I asked a clerk if I was just missing a section elsewhere, but I was not, and apparently should be satisfied with their selection. Needlesss to say, I purchased the three kinds, and have since thankfully procured other examples elsewhere. To accompany dinner of marinated and grilled zucchini, smoky poblano and cheddar quinoa and faux hot dogs, I popped open Henry Brochard Sauvignon Blanc 2011.
Domaine Brouchard is located in Sancerre in the Loire valley and has been a family run estate since the 16th century. Run today by Henry Brochard, the estate focuses on passionately respecting family tradition and incorporating modern winemaking techniques. The grapes for this bottling were sourced from a small vineyard he acquired right outside Sancerre with 35 year old Sauvignon Blanc vines.
Pale gold in colour with aromas of honeysuckle and summer rain. Fresh apple and zesty grapefruit flavours energized the light body, mouth puckering lemon notes were balanced by hints of sweet honey in the tart finish. Although somewhat one-dimensional in character, the clean, bright acidity makes this a refreshing glass in the heat of summer.
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Bottled by Henry Brochard, S.A.R.L.
Enjoy now thru 2015