2014 Vincent Delaporte Sauvignon Blanc "Chavignol"
Winery: Vincent Delaporte
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Chavignol"
Wine Category: Sauvignon Blanc
Grape blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
State or country: France
Cases produced: 6,000
KWG Score: 91 (based on 3 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)
Review date: July 11, 2016
Wine Review: This pale straw colored Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre is very good. It opens with a mild gooseberry bouquet with hints of wet stone and Anjou pear. On the palate, this wine light bodied and displays some nice brisk acidity. The flavor profile is a tasty tart yellow grapefruit with integrated minerality and ripe lime. I also detected hints of tangerine. The finish is dry and quite refreshing. This Sauvignon Blanc would pair nicely with grilled swordfish skewers. Enjoy – Ken
Winemaker Notes: Pale gold with green hints. Very expressive, intense and complex nose with boxwood, rhubarb, blackcurrant, kiwi fragrances and a light vegetal touch (marigold). The entry is soft and round. Bright freshness on the palate, delicate and lively purity. Well balanced and harmonious, it ends with a clean lingering finish. As a young wine, it is a superb aperitif served at 10 C and a marvelous companion for shellfish.
Organic status: not organic
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