Domaine de la Campanette, Touraine, Sauvignon Blanc

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Domaine de la Campanette, Touraine, Sauvignon Blanc

Sancerre Slayer!
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Each year, we reserve the Sancerre Slayer title for an exceptional Sancerre doppelganger.

Finding well-made Sancerre for under $25 per bottle is nearly impossible! In fact, with the rising euro, French wines are getting more - not less - expensive.

But, for an everyday sipper, a summer backyard bash, last minute company dropping by, or even warm goat cheese atop fresh arugula, this Sauvignon Blanc will please any summertime crowd of all wine levels.

For $15 bucks, we have a Sancerre Slayer that is from another Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc region, Touraine, which is just up the river from Sancerre.

This stunning dry Sauvignon Blanc has many of the delicious Sancerre qualities that draw people to this zesty grape during the warm weather months. The 2017 Campanette Touraine Sauvignon Blanc has delicious juicy, but dry, citrus fruit notes accompanied by subtle herbaceousness. On the nose, classic lemon-lime, yellow grapefruit and just a hint of gooseberry; on the palate, rewarding and mouthwatering acidity keep you coming for another sip.

Domaine de la Campanette Sauvignon Blanc has a simple elegance about it.

Our recommendation?

Buy it by the case and serve it all summer long.

$14.95 per bottle / $179.40 per case

Summary


This is a Sancerre doppelganger, but at half the price. This "Sancerre Slayer" comes from Touraine, a region in the Loire Valley that also produces exceptional Sauvignon Blanc at an amazing price-to-quality ratio. A bit softer in style than a Sancerre, the vines grow on the ancient river (Le Cher) terraces where flint clay and shells make up a majority of the soil. This imparts wonderful mineralilty and allows the classic lemon-lime flavors of the Sauvignon Blanc grape to emerge along with yellow grapefruit and lovely acidity. This is a fantastic alterntaive to Sancerre!


Product Details


Producer: Domaine de la Campanette

Country: France

Region: Loire

Sub Region: Touraine

Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc

Vintage: 2017

Size: 750ml

Code: W6601