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Lionel Gosseaume, Domaine De Pierre Sauvignon de Touraine 2019 (1x75cl)
Region: Loire Valley
Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Bottle Size: 75cl
Product Code: FRLV0383B19S
** NOTE THE BOTTLE CHANGE!! This is a recent (June 2020) alteration to that beloved of many customers, ie that with the farmyard ducks... this one...
The 2018 vintage was awarded 94 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter in their November 2019 edition article, Celebrating Sauvignon, picking out a Top Twelve of Sauvignon(s) Blancs.
Lionel Gosseaume Domaine De Pierre Sauvignon De Touraine 2018 - November 2019 Decanter review
If wine is in the blood, it seems you just can’t fight it. Lionel Gosseaume resisted until the age of 37, before giving in to the inevitable and taking on this small estate on the Touraine/Sologne border, between the Loire and its tributary, the Cher. Named after Lionel’s father, Domaine de Pierre vineyards date back to the late 19th century, the wines they produce having risen far above and beyond the Touraine norm.
This is a wine that has been fermented in stainless steel tanks as this helps preserve this wine's fresh character. No oak has been used.
This wine is 100% Sauvignon Blanc.
Beautifully fresh wine with floral and mint aromas, a hint of green peeper and a herbaceous note. It is a fresh and lively wine with zesty acidity. There are flavours of cherry tomatoes still on the vine alongside citrus and some minty characteristics. It is certainly more complex than you would often expect for a wine from Touraine at such a reasonable price. This wine has a Sauvignon character with just a touch of herbaceous exuberance. There is also some minerality with crushed-stones, which mingle seamlessly with the wine's medium body and fresh acidity.