SOLD OUT! It's the perfect time of year for crisp and vivacious Sauvignon Blanc, and the 2019 Clos Roussely Le Clos is a splendid example.
Produced from old, organically farmed vineyards in Touraine, this honestly drinks like Pouilly Fume or Sancerre but costs a lot less. Brimming with aromas and flavors of ripe citrus, Bosc pear, herb, white flowers, and mineral, this is a classic Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc at a more-than-fair price. There are just 96 bottles available, and that is it for the vintage.
2019 Clos Roussely Touraine Blanc Le Clos
Love Sancerre but hate paying the price? Try this!
Touraine is home to some of the Loire Valley's top Sauvignon Blanc values, and this is certainly one of them. The young and passionate Vincent Roussely is the 4th generation of his family to farm vines in Touraine-Chenonceaux. The clay and limestone-flint soils are similar to those found in Sancerre and Pouilly Fume, and this specific zone is one of the best in all of Touraine for Sauvignon Blanc.
In addition, the grapes that go into their Le Clos bottling of Sauvignon Blanc come from the estate's oldest vines....we're talking 80 year old vines here folks. These deep-rooted vines yield a wine with good concentration, deep flavors, and wonderful minerality. Despite the wine's fuller-bodied character, it still retains wonderful natural acidity.
At the end of the day, this is just a wonderful bottle of wine from a fantastic family estate. It's also a great one to enjoy ice cold on a hot and sunny day or served alongside fresher and lighter spring and summer fare. Once those 96 bottles are gone, we will be waiting for the new vintage to be released.
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