By: Christina Stanley
K&L Staff Member
The 2016 Idiart Touraine Sauvignon Blanc is a classic Loire expression of the varietal. Winemaker Nicolas Idiart, who takes painstaking efforts in his craft, allows the grapes to sit with the skins to extract fresh, lemongrass flavors, and then cold ferments before aging the wine on the lees for a short time. There is a wonderful richness of texture in this spectacular value of a wine, due to the batonnage the wine undergoes during aging. Overall, one can't find a better Sauvignon Blanc at this price point, and lovers of Sancerre will swoon for this Touraine.