2015 Vignerons des Coteaux Romanais Thomas Bohier et Katherine TBK Touraine Chenonceaux, Loire
This is a 100% Sauvignon Blanc white wine made by ‘Les Vignerons des Coteaux Romanais’ in the Loire Valley, under the appellation Tourraine Chenonceaux.
This white wine from Loire comes in a lemon-yellow color of medium intensity, bright and shiny with subtle gold hues.
The aromas on the nose are quite intense, clearly imprinted by Sauvignon Blanc with flinty characters, grassy notes and touches of passion fruit. Add some stonefruit: white peach, almost apricot-like, notes of wood-fire smoke, and you’ll get an aromatic profile of an enjoyable and lifted Sauvignon Blanc.
The palate, though clearly dry with good mineral acidity, is oily and feels rich with solid presence and flavor intensity.
A wealth of tropical fruit flavors (passion fruit again, as well as ripe pineapple) dominate, while freshly cut grass, white pepper and persistent smokiness provide a lifted sensation.
A solidly-built Sauvignon Blanc, filled with rich and quite complex flavors, warm and ripe aromatics. It delights with its salty minerality, crisp acidity well balanced by an oily texture and powerful tropical fruit flavors. Eventually, some phenolics provide a savoriness and slight vegetal bitterness to the finish that, combined with combined with the wine’s citrusy character suggests it is built to be matched with delicate entrees and seafood dishes.