The new vintage of this Gold medal Sauvignon is a must-try. It's from the Tarn Valley, SW France, home to the ancient white wine of Gaillac. Made by revolutionary winemaker Jean-Noël Barrau, it's bright and citrusy with delicate pear and apple fruit.
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Bright citrus, herbal and light orchard fruits, stony freshness
Lemony, lightly herbal with delicate pear and apple hints
The Tarn Valley lies just southwest of Bordeaux (no wonder it's so good for Sauvignon). It was one of the first places the Romans planted their vines. They recognised the hillsides as ideal for vine growing. In fact, the Gauls had discovered that ages before them. On this historic ground, pioneering young winemaker Jean-Noël Barrau is today making exciting wines at the Rabastens cellar in the Gaillac region. He's found that bright sunshine and cooling Atlantic winds are ideal for the Sauvignon grape. So good, this wine won Gold at Paris in 2020. Bright and lemony with delicate pear and apple notes, it makes a lovely glass on its own. Jean Noël also recommends it with baked seabass, grilled prawns and other seafood. Chill down and enjoy.
"Bright, fresh Sauvignon Blanc from just south west of Bordeaux, a worthy Gold medal winner"
Mark Hoddy Buyer for SW France
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