Sauvignon Touraine Domaine de Haut Morlu 2011
- Loire Valley,
- Domaine du Haut Morlu
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Oaked Style
- Body Style
- Light bodied
- Dry / Sweet Style
- Bone dry
- Alcohol Content (%)
- Closure Style
- Organic / Biodynamic
Touraine, as a region, includes the spectrum of wines from fresh, well defined varietal Sauvignon Blanc, Gamay and Malbec to Vouvray. It offers dry, sweet and sparkling white wines made from Chenin Blanc and the regions of Chinon and Bourgueil for red and rosé. The red wines of Touraine are largely produced from Cabernet Franc. Recent warm vintages and improved viticultural practices have resulted in many surprisingly concentrated yet supple red wines.
The name of the domaine is in memory of the Seigneur of Morluz, whose lands were bequeathed
to Benedictine monks.The vineyard area covers 3 Ha on the Touraine appellation stretching from the outer limits of the Anjou region to the gateways of the Sologne, in an area of confluence formed by the Loire river and its tributaries. It extends across 104 communes in the Indre-et-Loire department and 42 in the Loir-et-Cher. The main part of the vineyard is found to the south-east of Tours, on the hillsides overlooking the Cher and between the Cher and the Loire. The soils are clay mixed with flint and chalky subsoils.
The clay and flint soils of Tours yield Sauvignon Blanc grapes that offer the fragrant aromatic character of a New World Sauvignon and the balance of a Sancerre. This aromatic dry wine captures expressive gooseberry flavours whilst retaining an excellent balance and fresh, zingy finish.
This aromatic dry wine captures expressive gooseberry flavours whilst retaining an excellent balance and fresh, zingy finish.
Serve as an aperitif or with shellfish, grilled sea fish, oriental stirfried vegetables, stuffed peppers and warm goats cheese.
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