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Summer Quencher

A summer quencher to enjoy from the Côte Roannaise. This mostly Gamay growing wine region is situated close to Beaujolais but it is considered as part of the Loire Valley wine region. What is also atypical, is this wine is 100% Sauvignon Blanc. Francisque Lapandery acquired the estate from his father, Paul. This is a very hilly region and at least 70% of their holdings are on hillsides. They farm organically, the hard way. They produce wines from Gamay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. Only the Gamay has AOP status. The Gamay rosé is also a delicious summer quencher. Their wines are light, fresh, fruit forward and with a lovely mineral and spice component. This old vine Sauvignon Blanc bottling is grown on granite. It has good acidity with a very textured mouthfeel. Rich, but not over the top. Notes of peaches and nectarines. Very long finish. On a hot day it makes the perfect picnic wine.

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