September 2023

September 2023

Domaine Tardieux-Gal, Touraine Chenonceaux “Les Maselles” Sauvignon Blanc

  • Producer: Domaine Tardieux-Gal
  • Region: Touraine, Loire Valley, France
  • Varieties: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
  • Alcohol: 12.85%

Winemaker Simon Tardieux started out as a teenager helping out in the vineyards at Clos Roche Blanche, a famous organic winery. He then diverged on a different path for a while, attended university and worked for a while as a social worker. But the vineyard bug kept buzzing, and he eventually returned to his viticulture roots in Thésée. But for Simon it wasn’t just about farming organically. It was about building community between local farmers and winemakers. This included collective composting, organizing organic wine fairs, and capturing vineyard life through photos. Sauvignon Blanc is the star at Tardieux-Gal. They make two different types: Les Sagères from white clay and slate soils, and Les Parcs from limestone terroir. Simon's all about keeping them separate, and guess what? Tasting sessions prove he's onto something. Les Maselles (which is located next to an ancient site) is one of two single-vineyard cuvées that he introduced. This Sauvignon Blanc is DIVINE! Vibrant, fresh, youthful and herbaceous. You’ll notice notes of citrus fruits like zesty lemon and grapefruit, along with green apple, pear, and hints of pineapple. A pronounced minerality adds complexity, reminiscent of flint or wet stones. This is the kind of wine we love to enjoy on a sunny day, paired with lobster rolls and crispy fries or a Shrimp Louie salad. Serve chilled and enjoy this classic + crisp Sauvignon Blanc to the fullest! xo


Masia de la Roqua "El Truc" Blanc

  • Producer: Masia de la Roqua
  • Region: Tarragona, Spain
  • Varieties: 100% Macabeo
  • Alcohol: 10%

The goal of the Masia de la Roqua is to make wines that identify with the land and represent the special terroir of Massís del Garraf, with its particular soil, forest and vegetation, a distinct climatology and the influence of the Mediterranean sea. The Massís del Garraf region in Catalonia, Spain, is known for producing a variety of wines, including white wines made from the Macabeo grape variety, also known as Viura in some regions. Macabeo is a widely planted grape in Spain, often used in the production of white wines and Cava, a sparkling wine. This Macabeo is fresh and fruity with notes of green apple, pear, citrus fruits like lemon and lime, and floral hints. It’s crisp, refreshing, mineral-driven, herbal and zesty. Light-to-medium bodied, this wine is versatile and enhances the flavors of food. Serve chilled and pair with seafood dishes, salads, grilled chicken, and any dishes with creamy sauces. Salud!


Domaine Philippe Raimbault Sancerre "Les Fossiles"

  • Producer: Philippe Raimbault
  • Region: Sancerre, Loire Valley, France
  • Varieties: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
  • Alcohol: 13%

 Phillipe Raimbault's Sancerre is a testament to generations of winemaking expertise. As owner and winemaker, Phillipe is uniquely positioned with access to premier vineyards spanning the Loire River's Pouilly-Fumé and Coteaux du Giennois regions. These exceptional Sancerres are crafted from meticulously hand-picked grapes, cultivated in soils that hold a remarkable history dating back 130 million years to the Jurassic era. This terroir proves ideal for nurturing the finest Sauvignon Blanc vines on the planet. Upon tasting, expect an exquisite wine that encapsulates this legacy: a symphony of flavors intertwined with the essence of the land! Crisp and vibrant, the wine unveils layers of intricate aromas, while its mineral-driven palate resonates with the distinct character of the ancient terroir. Light and delicate, this wine is so easy to drink and love. It's the Sauvignon Blanc we all deserve! 


"Tête d'Ange" Chenin Blanc

  • Producer: Manoir de la Tête Rouge
  • Region: Saumur, France
  • Varieties: 100% Chenin Blanc
  • Alcohol: 13%

    A fresh and vibrant white wine with notes of white flowers, honeysuckle, and chamomile! Experience a medley of orchard and citrus fruit flavors: crisp apple, juicy pear, and zesty lemon &  lime! Saumur's terroir often imparts mineral undertones to Chenin Blanc wines. You might sense hints of wet stones, flint, or chalk, adding a subtle earthy and mineral complexity! This Chenin Blanc pairs well with a variety of dishes. Pair with seafood, poultry, salads, and dishes with creamy sauces. It's also a great match for dishes with a touch of sweetness or spice! Serve chilled and enjoy! Sánte!
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