Sauvignon Touraine Domaine Cartier 2016/17
A fantastic example of Touraine Sauvignon Blanc, this wine is pale yellow with aromas of gooseberry, quince and grapefruit. On the palate there is balanced acidity and good freshness with a racy minerality on the finish. A perfect accompaniment to grilled fish, seafood and asparagus.
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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.
This is a 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.