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Les Athlètes du Vin Touraine Sauvignon, 2020

$18.00
Les Athlètes du Vin Touraine Sauvignon, 2020

Les Athlètes du Vin Touraine Sauvignon, 2020

$18.00
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The young winemakers behind the Athletes du Vin cooperative negociant project are among the best-known and most respected Loire Valley vignerons of their generation, including Thierry Germain, Pierre Breton and Matthieu Vallee (of Chateau Yvonne). Using their own grapes or grapes grown by neighbors and friends, these superb winemakers vinify the wines in their own facilities, using their own expertise and minimal intervention methods. However, they share the goal of producing wines that both represent the varied terroirs of the Loire Valley and offer superb value for money. This delicious Sauvignon Blanc comes from 30 year old vines growing in the sandy clay soils of Touraine in the mid Loire Valley. Well-structured and balanced, with ample acidity, this classic Loire Sauvignon Blanc features tart apple, ripe pear, citrus and honeysuckle notes with a rounded mouthfeel, delicate acidity and a long, lingering finish.

Varietal Composition: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Vineyard Region: Loire / Touraine
Vine Age / Density: 30 year old vines on average
Production Volume: 3,500 cases produced
Vineyard Characteristics: Sandy clay
Wine-Making / Vinification: Hand-harvested, pneumatic-press, fermented in Inox stainless steel tanks to preserve fresh fruit flavors and minerality. Aged 6-12 months on lees in stainless steel, bottled immediately
Alcohol / Volume: 13.5%
Residual Sugar: 0.0 g/L
Acidity: 4.2 g/L