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2014 Chateau de Thauvenay Sancerre 

Loire Valley, France

Retail $15

Many believe the best sauvignon blanc comes from the Loire Valley's Sancerre A.O.P. (Appellation d'Origine Protegee). Chateau de Thauvenay's 42 acres of vineyards originally were planted in 1819 by Count de Montalivet, who had served as Napoleon's Minister of the Interior. Today, the sixth generation of the family owns the estate. The vineyards are planted on stony hillside slopes receiving peak exposure to sunlight. The nearby Loire River provides protection from spring frosts and cooling morning fog during summer. Immediately after harvest, the fruit is pressed at low pressure in a cold environment to preserve freshness and natural yeast fermentation preserves its aroma and flavor. In the glass, the wine exhibits subtle aromas of lemon, pear and apple and flinty notes. On the palate, minerality underscores bright citrus and white peach flavors. Drink it with artichokes, asparagus, salads, grilled peppers, sushi, seafood, light meats, chicken, Asian cuisines and soft cheeses such as chevre. Buy it at: Costco.


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