Domaine Guy Allion Les Mazelles Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Touraine, Loire Valley, France

Domaine Guy Allion has been in the Allion family for 4 generations, though was only really dedicated to wine production in the late 1960s. Cedric Allion, son of Guy, now runs the estate. This domaine with its beautiful Touraine-style house made out of tufa produces first class Sauvignon from vines grown on perruche (sandy-clay) soil. The estate is managed according to the Terra Vitis programme, a codified system which posits not only respect for the environment but knowledge of the land, parcel by parcel. This sensitivity to the environment means that natural rather than chemical solutions can be pursued in the vineyard. The grapes are picked at maximum ripeness and immediately transported to the winery to prevent oxidation. Guy Allion Sauvignon Blanc, citrus and crispiness all the way. Although not organic, the vineyard operates a ‘lutte raisonnee’ approach using as little chemical treatments as possible. The result is delicious, clean, with uplifting notes of elder-flower, cut grass, asparagus and crunchy apples.

$14.99