2016 Nicolas Idiart Sauvignon Blanc Touraine SKU #1308927


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Tasting Notes

A lovely nose of apples, citrus, tropical fruits and dusty gravel. This is a bright and energetic wine that also carries good texture and finishing length. Very well balanced from start to finish, making for a well-focused drink while retaining a higher quality level. Made from 35-year-old vines planted in sandy clay soils. After harvest the fruit is allowed to rest on its skins for a bit longer in order to extract a bit more aromatic and palate complexity. Fermentation is low and slow and done in 100% stainless-steel tank. The wine is then allowed to rest on its fine lees for a few months while undergoing scheduled and gentle batonnage resulting in a wine that has harmony, finesse and a good focus.

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  • Christina Stanley
    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.


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