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2017 Domaine Beausejour ‘Les Grenettes’ Touraine Sauvignon Blanc, Loire


Rating: 90/100 factors

Domaine Beausejour is a wine property run within the coronary heart of the Loire Valley (the valley of French Kings), on the banks of the river Cher in Touraine sub-area.

At Beausejour, 4 generations of vignerons have constructed a legacy and have all the time wished the vine and the wine to precise themselves utterly.

In the present day, Philippe & Valerie Trotignon work on the 50-acre vineyards scattered on the agricultural city districts of Noyers sur Cher and St Romain sur Cher.

Philippe took over the property as a complete in 2002, after having labored on it in GAEC along with his dad and mom (Jean-Paul and Colette) for 15 years.

General Wine Overview Notes & Tasting Impressions

A Loire Sauvignon Blanc wine with a super-vibrant style, bursting with citrusy flavors underlined by a crisp and salivating acidity.

In a dry type however nicely balanced by hints of residuals sugars, it sips simply giving a refreshing and zingy sensation. The fruit notes and aromas are clearly dominating the expertise, they’re pure and clear.

Contemporary pear include a wealth of tropical tones, mango, pineapple and delicate ardour fruit. Some spicy white pepper and a slight sense of grassiness, make for a wonderful Sauvignon Blanc delivering the entire spectrum of moderately advanced fruity flavors, typical of a ripe but subtly grassy Sauvignon Blanc expression.

Clearly a really nicely made white wine that may fulfill demanding lovers of the grape selection.

A straightforward however very attention-grabbing and all the time satisfying sip. A Loire wine you take pride going again to! At all times a very good signal…

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Julien Miquel

Dom. Beausejour Les Grenettes Sauvignon Label Photographs

2017 Bodegas Iranzo Vertvs Premium Spanish Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon Crimson Mix, Valencia


Rating: 86/100

Vertvs by Bodegas Iranzo is constructed from 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Tempranillo grapes grown organically on the FINCA CAÑADA HONDA property across the Utiel-Requena appellation space, at about 800 – 850 meters above sea degree in North-Jap Spain.

The fermentation is managed at a most temperature of 28ºC. This an natural wine in addition to a wine appropriate for vegans.

Vertus Tempranillo-Cabernet is constructed from USDA Nationwide Natural Program Licensed Grapes (ECOCERT) and comes beneath the Valencia D.O. appellation of origin.

Vertvs is distributed within the US by Pure Retailers Inc.

General Evaluate Notes & Tasting Impressions

This Spanish crimson is available in a vibrant crimson a coloration, intensified by deep purple hues that mirror the purple decorations on the label and packaging properly.

The fragrant profile is equally vibrant, crammed with contemporary darkish blackberry and raspberry notes. Chocolate and oaky vanilla give a way of generosity to the nostril, and a candy and ripe fruity enchantment.

This can be a dry and juicy crimson, on a medium physique however that bursts with vigorous ripe crimson berry flavors. Tannins are fairly smooth, properly rounded by a little bit of an oily texture, whereas the end evolves in direction of edgy and salty phenolics that make you salivate and provides a salivating barely salty aftertaste.

A juicy and vigorous natural crimson wine that includes nice acidity and clear vibrancy of crimson berry flavors. It guarantees to be a food-friendly juice, approachable and fulfilling on many tasty dishes such s grilled meats, tapas, natural stews, and pasta.

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Julien Miquel

Study extra about this wine’s producing vineyard with Bodegas Iranzo Producer Profile

Iranzo Vertus Tempranillo Cabernet Label Pictures

How Good is Petit Bourgeois Sauvignon Blanc?


Wine evaluate of 2017 Henri Bourgeois ‘Petit Bourgeois’ Sauvignon Blanc white, Vin de France from Chavignol in Loire

Rating: 89/100 pts

Though labeled as ‘Vin de France’, this Sauvignon Blanc by well-known Sancerre and Puilly-Fumé producer Henri Bourgeois is produced from 100% Sauvignon Blanc grapes from the Loire area in central France.

The wine was fermented solely in chrome steel tanks earlier than a Three-month ageing on lees, additionally in tanks (no oak barrels) to spherical up and smoothen its profile.

General Tasting Impression

A lightweight-in-body Sauvignon Blanc, dry and really crisp that contains a salivating and zingy acidity. It’s mild physique and really managed general steadiness make it a wine that may be very simple to sip and luxuriate in with out problems.

But, Petit Bourgeois has all of the traits of a pungent, barely grassy and generously tropical character we love in a really properly executed Sauvignon Blanc.

In just a few phrases, that is the ‘French model of a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc”.

The very best of each worlds maybe: beneficiant and pungent, but not too grassy and coming with a way of restraint, and a really lean palate sensation.

Full Tasting Notes

This Loire Sauvignon Blanc is available in a brilliant and glossy lemon-yellow shade, barely pale and with touches of inexperienced hues. Considerably typical of a dry Sauvignon Blanc model in look.

The nostril can be considerably typical of a Sauvignon Blanc wine, however clearly extra pungent and extra tropical than the typical fragrant profile for a French Sauvignon.

It’s pungently tropical, with a clearly dominant ardour fruit be aware. Pear, pineapple, grapefruit and ripe lemon come alongside the ripe ardour fruit character, for an general tempting and bursting with depth nostril.

The palate may be very dry, that includes a crisp and mineral, citrusy acidity. The medium physique simply balances out the zingy palate really feel. The wealthy and ripe citrusy flavors of lemon and pink grapefruit although, make for a luscious fruity impression.

Some phenolics add a contact of inexperienced bitterness to the end, like biting right into a recent lime.

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Julien Miquel

Petit Bourgeois Sauvignon Blanc Label Photographs

2017 Château La Rame Bordeaux Sauvignon Blanc Sec


Rating: 87/100

This white Bordeaux wine was Awarded an Oscar des Bordeaux de l’été 2018, as probably the greatest wines in a collection of 99 cuvées made by a jury of girls to rejoice 2018 Summer time season.

Tasting Notes

It shows a shiny lemon-yellow shade of medium depth, barely pale.

The nostril is relatively pungent and overtly fruity dominated by notes of pear, ardour fruit, grapefruit and lemon. It’s zesty to odor at, in a typical Sauvignon Blanc vogue.

Dry and crisp, the palate options grassy flavors, grapefruit and lime, some tropical tones of pineapple and mango, with barely bitter phenolics to the end making you salivate and alluring to pair the wine with meals.

The proper pairings that come to thoughts sound summery certainly, salad, antipasti, contemporary oysters or creamy seafood dishes.

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Julien Miquel

Château La Rame Bordeaux White Label Photographs

How Good is Brancott Chosen Rows Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc?


Wine Evaluate of 2015 Brancott Property Chosen Rows Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough, New Zealand

Rating: 92/100

Brancott Property’s Chosen Rows Sauvignon Blanc is the results of a number of years of analysis with the intention of creating the very best expression of Marlborough Sauvignon, capitalizing on the 40+ years’ expertise of the vineyard making Sauv Blanc wine within the area.

The primary classic of Chosen Rows was launched again in 2013, it was the 2010 classic and the vineyard later launched the wine dated 12 months 2013 too.

The 2015 classic reviewed right here is subsequently the third and newest version of Chosen Rows Sauvignon Blanc, whereas the first-ever Brancott Chosen Rows Pinot Noir can be simply out bearing the identical 2015 classic.

 So, How Good is Brancott Chosen Rows Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc?

The Reply is within the Tasting Notes

This Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc is available in a quite intense lemon-yellow colour, with a heap of gold hues virtually barely amber, betraying not solely its focus however that it will need to have seen some oak throughout its maturation as effectively.

The nostril is pungent, as anticipated from the Marlborough Sauvignon fashion. However clearly, we’re right here not solely with the standard tropical fruit bomb, however with a wine providing layers of depth and complexity.

Certain, the dominant notes to the fragrant profile are these of pineapple and keenness fruit, which is what you need out of a Kiwi Sauv. However there are elegant notes of boxwood and asparagus as effectively, clearly stamping the mark of NZ Sauvignon Blanc.

Delicate spices, ginger, nutmeg and different candy spices add layers and curiosity to the scent.

The palate is dry, with a concentrated and crisp acidity. Focus additionally options within the physique, with a comparatively oily texture, backed up with silky phenolics including to the general smoothness.

A salty mineral and crisp end leaves you with a salivating, want-to-go-for-another-sip sensation.

General

A deep and sophisticated New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, real to its Marlborough origin, including to the basic Marlborough fashion additional textural steadiness and layers of spices, stonefruit, delicate oak, and a particular salty minerality.

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Julien Miquel

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Brancott Chosen Rows Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Label Pictures

2016 Brancott Estate Limited Edition ‘Reflection’ Sauvignon Blanc Sauvignon Gris, Marlborough

Score: 94/100

To celebrate the installation of a monumental piece of art by New York-based designer, Dror Benshetrit, in its historic Brancott Vineyard, famous New Zealand producer Brancott Estate crafted this Limited Edition Sauvignon Blanc called ‘Reflection’.

Dror’s volumetric sculpture fusing art and science and tittle ‘Under/standing’, now stands proudly in the vineyard where the winery first planted Marlborough’s first Sauvignon Blanc back in 1973, facing its modern Heritage Centre facility.

The packaging of this Limited Edition bottle reflects the cutting-edge and intricate geometry of Dror’s Art.

The grapes for this wine were hand-harvested,  then very gently pressed. The must was fermented using indigenous yeast (wild) before a “careful use of oak” as the winery puts it.

Brancott also describes its Reflection Limited Edition craft as “inspired by the great white wines of Bordeaux, where Sauvignon Blanc is often blended with Semillon or Sauvignon Gris and barrel-aging used to deliver a rich, age-worthy wine style. Here we have blended Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Gris; both varieties pioneered in the region by Brancott Estate, and both perfectly suited to Marlborough’s growing conditions“.

Tasting Notes

This Kiwi Sauv Blanc comes in a solid lemon-yellow color, of medium intensity but with delicate shiny orange hues giving its appearance depth and appeal.

The nose is captivating, right from the first smell!

Take a small first sniff, and you’re transported straight away in a universe of tropical fruits and notes of baking. Delicate ripe passion fruit coulis, is combined with dried pineapple and floral aromas of lily, the whole coated with very subtle buttery sour dough brioche scents. I think there is a hint of vanilla too, as well as elegant mixed spices such as nutmeg, and certainly a touch of ginger.

So, like a delicate ginger bread cover in pineapple and fresh passion fruit coulis this Sauvignon Blanc-Sauvignon Gris blend smells like, if that makes any sense, and if you can picture the aromas that would come out of such a bake!

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The palate follows suit. It continues to make you travel in this universe of delicacies and tempting flavors. This is a dry wine, but bringing such a smooth and round texture, combined with sweet-tasting flavors, that the mineral and crisp acidity is perfectly balanced.

Flavors of sweet-spices scented honey, doughy brioche, walnut, apricot and pineapple are the dominant tones.

Pungent and powerful it certainly is, but all flavors are delivered harmoniously with a complex and layered impression. The notes of ageing on lees, those of brioche, honey, and toasted nuts, are amazingly and intricately combined with the primary floral and fruity elements. The whole forms an undefinably enjoyable experience.

The wine, full of acidic tension and fruity opulence, delivers a vibrant and crisp finish, with a touch of salivating saltiness, the mark of great terroir-driven wines that not only enchant while you’re tasting them, but imprint your senses with the temptation and the necessity to go for another sip and experience the tasting pleasure again.

Overall

A rather stunning and fascinating expression of the Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Brancott Estate has found and provided here, most probably helped in that by the more tempered Sauvignon Gris, which adds —I would guess— a fair share of tropical notes and contributes to the wine’s overall smoothness.

Dry and mineral, very pungent as well, as we expect from the Marlborough style, this Limited Edition blend brings in ripeness of fruit character, and a layered complexity from a perfectly controlled ageing on lees, for a harmonious and immense rich whole.

‘Reflection’ Sauv Blanc-Sauv Gris somewhat has the tropical exuberance of a Botrytis wine —like a Sauternes—, plus the depth and layers of nutty/doughy notes of a vintage Champagne, yet not having compromised with its roots and the mineral expression of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.

A real master-piece from Marlborough, worth discovering…

Enjoy 😊

Julien Miquel

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Brancott Estate Heritage Centre Marlborough New Zealand Sunset

Brancott Reflection Ltd Edition Pinot Noir Label Images

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