Country: France Region: Loire Valley - Touraine
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc Vintage: 2019
Colour: White Style: Dry
Producer: Domaine de Corbilleres
Founded in 1905, Domaine des Corbillières has been in the Barbou family for four generations and is now run by Dominique and Véronique Barbou, who have 16 hectares of Sauvignon Blanc and local red varieties.
The vineyards are situated on the sandy clay slopes of Oisly and benefit from good exposure and drainage. The vines are between 15 and 45 years old. The vineyards are farmed using organic methods, with no artificial chemicals used unless absolutely
necessary. Dominique keeps yields low and practices de-budding to ensure ripeness and good ventilation by leaf plucking.
The Sauvignon Blanc grapes were machine-harvested and gently pressed using a pneumatic press. Temperature-controlled fermentation took place at 18-20°C in stainless-steel tanks. The wine then remained on lees for four months, adding weight and complexity to the finished wine.
This wine is light lemon-yellow with a fresh, lively perfume of citrus, green apple and hints of sherbet on the nose. On the palate, concentrated fresh fruit flavours are well-balanced with a zesty acidity.