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Tag:Sauviginon Blanc

by Sam Logan | December 13, 2017
Today we make the last visit to the vines before Christmas. We’re stopping by Bordeaux to find out how our favourite Bordelais winemakers celebrate Christmas. There’s oysters, apple pie and a lovely tradition with the company that makes the barrels Chateau Hautes Segottes is aged in.   Chateau Thieuley In the Courselle ‘s family, we […]
by Sam Logan | November 1, 2017
Staff Favourites Sometimes, we pick the wines for wine of the week with a particular theme or upcoming event in mind. Often, we’ll choose wines from a region that’s a little bit out of the way. Other times we want to draw attention to a producer who does something a little unusual in how they […]
by Sam Logan | October 4, 2017
Vines love valleys. Rivers moderate summer temperatures and provide fertile alluvial soil from a history of floods. Valley slopes drain vineyards quickly and give them a sunny aspect. Valleys are a kind of “Goldilocks feature” for vines; giving light, heat, hydration, and nutrition that is just right for producing great wine. The two valleys of […]
by Wines Direct | April 5, 2016
“Bergerac, lying just outside the confines of Bordeaux, can offer some great value wines. The whites in particular are worth looking out for. Based on the Sauvignon grape, as used in Sancerre and Pouilly Fume, the best are fresh, aromatic and crisp. The Chateau des Eyssards is a perfect example, with floral grassy aromas, light […]
by Wines Direct | April 4, 2016
“Zingy Gascon white blend where Sauvignon meets local Gros Manseng to produce pungently aromatic wine that tastes, among other things, of passion fruit. Gorgeous with goat’s cheese.” Tom Doorley, Irish Daily Mail
by Wines Direct | April 4, 2016
“An exercise in freshness and zing, this combination of Colombard and Sauvignon Blanc is all green gosseberries and blackcurrant leaf. In fact, it’s a wine that Paddy used to try to raise the standard of house wines in Irish restaurants. Cracking value and more grown-up than a lot of New Zealand Sauvignons.” Tom Doorley, Irish […]
by Wines Direct | April 4, 2016
“Hawke’s Bay may seem a bit warm for New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc but this wine shows greater restraint and elegance than most of the stuff coming from cool climate Marlborough. If you’ve had enough of the sheer pungency of the Kiwi style and want something that veers towards the Loire, this is your wine. It’s […]