*** Noffla Silver Star - Best Old World White Under €16 ***
Country: France Region: Eastern Languedoc, Languedoc
Varietal: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2014 Colour: White Style: Dry
Producer: Baron de Badassiere
The heart of “Les Fumées Blanches” comes from the cool region of the Gers, 150km south of Bordeaux, sandwiched in between the Atlantic and the Pyrenees mountains to its south. It is an ideal region for Sauvignon production. Its cool oceanic climate and its clay limestone soils produces a sauvignon wine that is green and grassy with notes of blackcurrant bud and citrus particularly grapefruit. It is the thiol molecule of Sauvignon that gives these characteristic aromas of box and broom. This molecule was first identifi ed at the nearby Faculty of Oenology at Bordeaux University by the team of wine producer Denis Dubourdieu in 1993. In addition we search out cool pockets of vineyards in the hotter Languedoc and Tarn regions to the South. Here richer, “fatter” Sauvignon wines are produced with tropical fruit notes such as mango and passion fruit.
Ageing Potential: Drink Fresh
Aromas of citrus notes of grapefruit and lime, white flowers - jasmine and a hint of smoke. Elegant palate, with a fine balance of citrus with notes of grapefruit, giving the wine excellent length. Excellent with seafood.
Food Matches: Oysters / Shellfish / Chicken / Aperitif