Xavier Frissant
Sauvignon de Touraine

AOC Touraine

100% Sauvignon Blanc

This Sauvignon de Touraine comes from a parcel of vines located at the extreme south of the vineyards on the lieu-dit “Les Pentes.” 100% Sauvignon Blanc vines are planted on a stony hillside, in clay, silica and sandy soils. This hillside micro-climate and soils with a high proportion of stones has a great influence on the wine, evident in the striking minerality at first sip. At harvest, the grapes are de-stemmed then pneumatically pressed. Low temperatures are key for the winemaking, after which the wine is aged on fine lees in stainless steel tanks until bottling in March.

2011 harvest

A pale shimmer in appearance, the wine reveals an expressive nose of lychee and linden flower. Fresh and mineral in the mouth, with lively aromas of citrus and exotic fruit notes. To be enjoyed in the garden, sheltered from the sun…

TECHNICAL INFORMATION


Appellation: AOC Touraine
Varieties: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Soils: stony hillside with clay, silica and sandy soils
Yield: 55 hl/ha

Accolades

2011 Vintage: Gold Medal Winner, Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2012

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