Dom. de Villargeau 2021 Côteaux du Giennois
We represent a serious number of different Loire Sauvignons, which is justified by the fact that each offers a subtly different expression of this popular and ever-rewarding variety. The defining influence here is the flint component of the vineyards, which lends to this light but penetrating wine an uncompromisingly dry but nonetheless salivating quality. Tucked underneath the puckerish surface is an ingratiating fruit sweetness. The 2021, with only 12.2% alcohol (whatever the label says!) is a welcome return to the lighter style that first attracted us here, after a succession of over-endowed vintages.
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Stainless Steel 100%
Aging Duration (months)
Plowing and grass between rows
Notes from the Producer: This Sauvignon Blanc is from flint soil (75%) and offers the specificity of the Coteax du Gennois appelation, next to Sancerre and Pouilly Fume. A well-balanced wine from the Loire region.