Petit Villebois Sauvignon Blanc 2010
When I first started selling wine in 1997 the grape I was first drawn to was Sauvignon Blanc. I loved the grassiness of the new world wines from Australia and especially New Zealand. They were such a difference from the Chardonnay that almost seemed ubiquitous at the time and that I found overpoweringly oaked in general. Roll on 15 years and I still love the grape but it’s the the wines of it’s spiritual home, The Loire valley that now excite me just as much. They now seem so much more readily available than previously when it seemed that Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé were all that you could find. Same grape different wine.
This wine from Villebois, a vineyard funded by Naked Angels is one excellent example. A very light straw colour with a greenish tinge the nose is slightly floral, a little closed and doesn’t give much away. The palate then appears in complex waves, a bit of acidity then some citrussy, flinty fruit with a little bit of grass which finishes with a huge burst of mouthwatering acidity and granny smith crispness. This is an excellent complex, refreshing sauvignon. Perfect for enjoying on the first day of summer sunshine that we’re enjoying today.
From Naked Wines