By: John Majeski
K&L Staff Member
There must be hundreds of colorful nicknames for the myriad soils that underlie vineyards throughout the world, and one of the most amusing I've encountered is 'perruches', or parakeets, for the clay and flint soils found in the Loire Valley. Makes the wines sing, as I discovered when tasting this salubrious Sauvignon Blanc, crafted from quarter century vines grown on a hillside in the tiny village of Saint Julien de Chedon. Uncork this straw-colored delight to reveal scents of fresh lemon-lime, gooseberry and grapefruit, blessed with fine acidity and sur lie character on the finish. A buoyantly delicious white to serve as an aperitif, with soft cheeses, mussels meuniere or a plate of fresh oysters. A customer and staff favorite, you will soon know what all the twittering is about!