This is quite simply our best selling wine year after year.
Sauvignon Blanc is a fashionable grape and this wine represents incredible value when compared to heralded examples from Sancerre which lies adjacent to the area.
On the nose you will find fresh grassy aromas. Vibrant elements of green apple and citrus grace the palate. These are accompanied with subtle hints of blackcurrant. Delicate balance and subtlety of flavour characterise this wine. The Domaine du Haut Perron Touraine Sauvignon has a long crisp finish. Best served as an aperitif it can also complement asparagus and seafood dishes.
Domaine du Haut Perron
Domaine Haut Perron is currently managed by Cedric Allion. The estate been passed down from father to son for the last four generations. The domaine situated in the Cher valley covers 60 hectares. It is situated on the hills in the old roman municipality of Theseus. Cedric’s father Guy Allion studied viticulture at an enology training school in Beaune. The knowledge he acquired there has been coupled with practical experience. This allows the team to create unique and outstanding wines. The estate has a sustainable practice policy. Chemical treatments are kept to a minimum. Furthermore when applied they are in line with the Terra Vitis code of practice. Because of this the full potential of the grape is realised. Besides this Sauvignon the estate produces Pinot Noir and Malbec.
The vines for the Sauvignon Blanc grapes grow on the flinty banks of the river Cher. These slopes have an exposure to both the southwest and southeast. The soil is a mixture of clay-limestone and shallow clay-siliceous. ‘Parakeets’, a type of flint specific to the region. This adds a special quality to the soil. Natural ribs can be found above the river. These ribs have a marked slope. Because of these slopes the land has good quality natural drainage. After picking the grapes are pressed and the juice fermented in temperature-controlled tanks. The wine is aged on its lees for several months before bottling.
Please Note: Whilst this wine may not be certified Organic or Biodynamic by the relevant governing body, the producer follows the relevant practices. Some have no desire to seek certification or in some circumstances wish to reserve the right to intervene chemically as a last resort should it be deemed necessary.