Dom. de Villargeau 2022 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. While 2022 is incontrovertibly riper, it nonetheless impresses with the vivacity that it exhibits.
Aging Duration (months)
yes, lees contact
Yes, 90 mg/L
Plowing and grass cover between rows
Notes from the Producer: This wine is from flint (75%) and Calcareous soil and displays the specificity of the Coteaux de Giennois appellation, next to Sancerre and Pouilly Fume. It has a blend of fruitiness, minerality and well-balanced freshness from the Central Loire region.