Sauvignon Blanc grapes translate terroir beautifully, with the well-exposed, chalky-sandy soils of Touraine providing freshly aromatic expressions for immediate enjoyment. The tangy gooseberry, lush peach, and zesty grapefruit flavors in Domaine Gibault's 2020 bottling meld with hints of thyme and wet stone, complementing a crisp, mouthwatering texture. For only $12.99, it's worth keeping a steady supply of this easy-drinking French white on hand!
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|Unit Size||750.00 ML
By Domaine Gibault
Sauvignon Blanc 2020 AOC Touraine
Vineyard: Chalky-sandy soils with southern exposure
Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Farming: Sustainable farming practices
Winemaking: Temperature-controlled fermentation
Aging: Aged in stainless steel tanks on fine lees
Domaine Gibault's 2020 Sauvignon Blanc has a nose full of peach, apricot, and lychee. On the palate, you will experience a fine texture with notes of citrus and pineapple that come alive with balanced acidity. Enjoy with grilled fish, seafood dishes, oysters, or as an aperitif.
The 2020 season in the Loire Valley had two very distinct periods, a cool, rainy winter followed by a dry summer. This allowed the vines to flourish, which led to a bountiful harvest and allowed for full expression of the terroir.
These Sauvignon Blanc vines sit in a plot of land called "Les Faitaux". The chalky-sandy soils and southern sun exposure make a perfect climate for vines to flourish. After harvesting, fermentation lasts 3-4 weeks in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. From there, the juice is aged on fine lees.
Mr. and Mrs. Gibault take pride in their estate by treating the vines with sustainable practices. Their goal is to make cuvees that express the true fruit expression each grape naturally brings. Patrick and Chantal hope that by drinking their wine, you can have an experience that either brings or adds to a wonderful memory.
[Information provided by Serge Dore Selections]
DOMAINE GIBAULT Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2020
Region: Loire Valley
Editor: J. D'Angelo
Issue: June, 2021
Importer: Serge Dore Selections
The 2020 Touraine Sauvignon Blanc from Domaine Gibault offers lovely aromatics of citrus, gooseberries, lychee and hints of dried herbs all coming together. On the palate this is fresh and inviting, while displaying excellent balance with just the right amount of acidity to keep it fresh and juicy through the finish.
DOMAINE GIBAULT Sauvignon Blanc Touraine 2020
Region: France / Loire / Touraine
Issue: Dec 15, 2021
Fresh chive, lemon and gooseberry notes burst forth in this racy, crisp-edged white, which begs for oysters. Drink now. - JM