Category Archives: Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc, Le Tronsec, Joseph Mellot, Pouilly-Fumé, Loire, France, 2013, 12.5% abv. C$35

We stopped into the Joseph Mellot storefront in the centre of Sancerre when visiting the Loire in September 2014.  So, when looking for a Sauvignon Blanc recently, purchasing this white wine classic was an easy decision. The grapes for this … Continue reading

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Génération Dix-Neuf, Sauvignon Blanc, Alphonse Mellot, Sancerre AC, Loire Valley, France, 2012, 13% abv.

We visited this tasting room in the heart of Sancerre in June, 2014.  Although I’d booked a personal appointment well in advance, no tour was offered and we simply did the regular tasting with their store employee – who was … Continue reading

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Chateau de Tracy, Pouilly-Fumé AOP, Loire, France, 2011, 13% abv, C$51

Pouilly-Fumé AOP is in the eastern Loire Valley, just across the Loire River and to the east of Sancerre. This region is known now for its white Sauvignon Blanc wines that have characteristically pungent aromas and flavours of gooseberry and flint, but … Continue reading

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The Young Airhawk, Sauvignon Blanc, Nederburg, Paarl, South Africa, 2012, 14% abv, C$28.00

This wine is grown and produced in Paarl which is part of the Coastal Region, an important wine district located in South Africa. Located inland from the coastal region of Stellenbosch and the Pacific Ocean, Paarl is the warm home … Continue reading

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Domaine Vincent Delaporte, Maxime, Vielles Vignes sur Silex, Sancerre AC, France, 2012, 13% abv.

France’s Loire Valley boasts four main regions – the Nantais located on the eastern Atlantic coast, Anjou-Saumur inland, the Touraine where the maritime meets a continental climate and the furthest inland region, the Central Vineyards. Sancerre is located in the … Continue reading

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Chateau Doisy-Daene, Barsac, Grand Vin de Sauternes, France, Denis Dubourdieu, France, 2009, 13.5% abv, C$50, 375 ml

Doisy-Daene is a Deuxieme Cru property from the Barsac-Sauternes region of Bordeaux, France. The 1855 Classification was completed by the Bordeaux Board of Trade for the Paris Exhibition held that year and was the way in which the properties of … Continue reading

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Table 1006 Sweethearts’ Dinner 2014

From the moment we drove up to the valet parking, to the uniquely sourced French and German wines to the personalized take-away goodie bags, the standing-room-only 2014 Table 1006 Sweethearts’ Dinner was a masterpiece, to say nothing of the stellar … Continue reading

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