2013 Domaine des Poëte, Le Sauvignon des Poëte. VDP Touraine, France. 12.5%

This wine is 100% Sauvignon Blanc and comes from the appellation of Touraine, which sits in the Loire Valley in France. It spent 6 months on lees.

Domaine des Poëte, Le Sauvignon des Poëte

Nose of crunchy Granny Smith apple and hints of flinty, smokey minerality.

On the palate, it’s like biting into a Granny Smith apple. All juicy on the palate with mouth watering acidity. With time in the glass, the palate broadens out and reveals flavours of Lychee, citrus notes, quince and fresh herbs. Flavours hang around on the palate for a good length of time. Finishes nice and crisp. Yes, another glass please!

To me, this is an excellent Sauvignon Blanc and serves to waken the jaded palate of those tired of the omnipresent, one dimensional New Zealand Savvys. Hop on board and rediscover quality Sauvignon Blanc.

Worked well with Vietnamese rice paper rolls stuffed with fillings of duck, pork and fresh herbs.

Purchased from Steve’s Fine Wine and Food for $36.

Domaine des Poëte, Le Sauvignon des Poëte 2

Tasted 27th August 2014

About Perth Wine Enthusiast

Casual observations of a Perth wine enthusiast. I am a recently turned 40 husband to a wonderful wife and father to 3 fantastic children. When work and family are not occupying me, my thoughts frequently turn towards two of my other passions in life, wine and food.

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