Sauvignon Touraine Domaine Cartier 2015
Typical, modern classy Touraine Sauvignon. The vigneron Luc Poullain adheres to the principles of Terra Vitis whose aim is to use agriculture in a sustainable way to produce typical wines. This has flavours of gooseberries and cut grass, an appealing tanginess but with a smooth texture.
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Domaine des Echardières, Touraine, Loire Luc Poullain bought Domaine des Echardières and its 16 hectares of vines as a going concern in 2000. The vineyards were known for the delicate aromatic nature of the wines due to the orientation of the slopes, and the diverse combination of soils and sub-soils, predominantly chalky clay. He was 30 years old at the time. An interesting career path, he’d studied as an agricultural engineer in Bedfordshire in the early 1990s (which rather explains his excellent grasp of the English language), before returning to France to sell, ironically, chemicals to the wine industry. Conscious of environmental protection, Luc Poullain subscribes to the voluntary new Terra Vitis code of practice, which is an undertaking to produce high standard quality grapes and to follow an environmental friendly approach.