A typically zesty Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley, this is bursting with gooseberry and citrus notes on the nose, and a palate with hints of blackcurrant leaf and grassy notes to finish. Unlike New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, there is no residual sugar on the finish – this wine is taut, linear and fresh. Fermented in stainless steel, the wine spends 6 months on its fine lees for added texture. - Andy Howard MW
About the Wine
Loupart is the brainchild of Joost De Villebois, a Dutch financier with French roots. The wine is made by the very talented Thierry Merlet, who has worked in Australia and Oregon, as well as his native Loire Valley.
The grapes were sourced from carefully selected vineyards from the Loire Valley, a region renowned for its elegant, fresh whites. Situated in the north west of France, and following the course of the River Loire, the vineyards are influenced by a relatively continental climate. The soils vary considerably and this diversity of terroirs contributes to subtle complexity in the resulting wine.
2017 was characterised by an earlier harvest than usual that took place two weeks earlier than average, under ideal weather conditions. Frost in April impacted some areas resulting in lower yields; however the excellent quality of the grapes harvested show good levels of maturity and flavour concentration.
Goes well with
Loire Sauvignon Blanc is traditionally paired with French goat cheeses. Try it with a grilled goats cheese salad, or a plate of dried, cured meats.
This Sauvignon Blanc has a little extra fullness on the palate which means it will accompany all types of chicken dishes, as well as a green Primavera salad or creamy pasta dishes.