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2020 Sauvignon de Touraine, Domaine Bellevue

2020 Sauvignon de Touraine, Domaine Bellevue

2020 Sauvignon de Touraine, Domaine Bellevue

£10.95 per bottle
£10.95 per bottle
Product Code: 11200541
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"True to form, as soon as the schools go back the sun comes out! With temperatures rocketing this week and set fair for the month, what better reason could there be to pop open a bottle of the new 2020 Bellevue Sauvignon de Touraine? This stalwart of our range has been wowing customers for well over a decade now with its fresh, zippy, minerally, lip smacking pleasure; and is still after all these years the sauvignon I return to time and time again.

The fact that it is produced in the shadow of one of the most wonderful Châteaux of them all, Chenonceau, adds an extra dimension to the experience as I wistfully dream of enjoying a glass in the sun in the majestic Loire Valley surrounded by its wonderful history.

2020 is the latest in a string of great vintages in the Loire and the warm sun has again produced a beautifully ripe white with all the elegance you’d expect from a Sancerre but with a little more fruit to go alongside. For sheer value alone this should be in everyone’s cellar as it’s brilliant with food too, and also introduce to others as well."

Robin James
Head of Customer Experience

Tasting notes:
This wonderfully ripe 2020 vintage offers a delicate fusion of exotic fruit and balanced citrus notes with a persistent fresh dry finish, this is a wine which never fails to impress.

Critic reviews:
Due to the recent release of the 2020 vintage, this wine has not had yet the opportunity to be reviewed by the critics. Here are two reviews from previous vintages;
"The 2015 Sauvignon de Touraine, Domaine Bellevue, a lemon-fresh, really rather tropical Sauvignon Blanc produced but a stones throw from the dreamiest of all Loire Valley châteaux: Chenonceau. Patrick Vauvy is the fourth generation of his family to make wine in Noyers-sur-Cher and his wines are noted for their elegance and exuberance. If the mineral-rich, south-facing vineyards were a few hundred metres further south-east, it would be classified as Sancerre and a heck of a lot pricier."
Jonathan Ray, The Spectator

"Terrific Touraine Sauvignon, all smoky, minerally, greengage fruit and glorious greenery-yallery peashoot pizzazz that makes it the sort of summery thirst-quencher everyone needs in their wine rack, at an infinitely more appetising price than Sancerre."
Jane MacQuitty, The Times

Grape: /Sauvignon Blanc
Region: /Loire
Country: /France
ABV: /13%
Drink: /Now
Unit: /Bottle (75cl)
Beautifully balanced. Perfect for those of us who are bored of overly fragrant and light Sav Blanc. Has plenty of body and is smooth on the palate yet retains the fresh nose of a Sav Blanc. (previous vintage)
Peter C - December 2020
Delicious. This is a fleshy wine with a delicious taste of tropical fruit and greengage. Smoother than the more acidic New World wines. (previous vintage)
Peter Devlin - September 2020
My wife loves Sauvignon and Im wary of NZ versions which often seem to have too much sugar for me so this is a great easy, every day, drinking wine that suits both of us. I'll keep buying it when its in stock. (previous vintage)
Michael - June 2020


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