Berthier

2013 Coteaux du Giennois

Loire Valey France

$17.99

The Coteaux de Giennois, located in the upper Loire Valley zone, shares the famous limestone and silex soils that make famous the great vineyards of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume.  This 100% Sauvignon Blanc could be likened to a "baby" Pouilly-Fume, as it offers similarly brilliant notes of gooseberry, grapefruit, flint, mint, white pepper and freshly cut grass.  Lemony acidity, notes of lime zest and fresh ginger enliven the wine on the palate, while electric waves of limestone and silex minerals inform you that this wine could have come from nowhere but the natural home of Sauvignon Blanc -- the eastern Loire Valley.  Pair this beauty with fresh oysters, clams, mussels and freshwater fishes with a beurre blanc sauce or quaff it as a refreshing aperitif after a hard day's work.  12.5% ABV FGW

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