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Les Héritiers Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Touraine AOC, France

Irma La Douce (1963)
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Crisp wit and visual comedy abound in this Parisian-set charmer from Billy Wilder. Jack Lemmon reunites with Shirley MacLaine for an amusing romance in the redlight district. Enjoy with this refreshing Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley and share a laugh.

THE WINE

This top-class ‘Cuvée Spéciale’ Sauvignon Blanc was sent directly by our trusted Loire Valley insiders, the Bougrier family – a fine wine institution since 1885. The region’s 2017 vintage was extremely small – the smallest across Europe since 1945, in fact – but good quality. So while winemaker Noël Bougrier wasn’t able to make very much wine, what he did produce was delicious, as you’ll taste. Look forward to attractive citrus and fresh-cut grass aromas, plus a lively, well-balanced palate, packed with ripe lime and peach flavors. Enjoy as an aperitif or with fresh seafood.

THE WINEMAKER

Nöel Bougrier (below, examining his grapes mid-way through the ripening season) is a fourth-generation Loire vine grower. His family, whose cellar is based on the river Cher in the Loire’s premium Touraine region, are familiar with every inch of the valley. Our expert team have been working with them for many years, which means you have privileged access to their very best wines ... like this stunning Sauvignon Blanc.

THE REGION

WM_NoelBougrier_vineyardTouraine offers a wide range of whites (and some delicious reds too), but it is perhaps most famous for its Sauvignon Blanc. The finest can challenge the far more famous and considerably more expensive Sauvignons of Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé in the eastern Loire. Though Touraine’s wines are often slightly zestier, it can be hard to tell them apart (unless you look at the price tag).

WITH FOOD

shell_oysters_prawnsServe this extremely refreshing white as a welcome to thirsty dinner guests as they walk in the door. It’ll pair well with hors d’oeuvres or main courses involving grilled fish, shellfish, oysters, or moules marinières (marinated mussels). Prefer no seafood? Serve pork tenderloin with a garlic/herb cream sauce. It’s also excellent with Sauvignon Blanc’s classic match, goat cheese.

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