- Tasting Notes & Technical Details
Domaine de La Brossette is a certified organic estate located in Touraine, an impressive feat in the marginal climate of the Loire. This boutique estate, owned by the Delaunay family, consists of just three hectares of organic vineyards, planted with Gamay and Cabernet Franc, and produces a pale rosé and a red. The organic Sauvignon Blanc is sourced by Thierry Delaunay from a neighbouring winemaker in the Cher Valley.
The rosé is a blend of 70% Gamay and 30% Cabernet Franc with aromas of raspberry and redcurrant. It has refreshing acidity and is a perfect light rosé to have with canapés and salads. The red is 100% Gamay with crunchy red berry fruit and white pepper spice. The tannins are smooth and the fruit medium in weight with a lovely bright freshness on the finish. The Sauvignon Blanc is a delightful wine, softly scented with greengage and citrus blossom.
The Sauvignon Blanc for this wine comes from an organic vineyard owned by one of Thierry's neighbours in the Cher Valley. The soils are flint-clay-stones.
The 2021 vintage was slightly cooler than the previous year. The spring saw some frost which significantly impacted the vineyards and a large part of the harvest was lost as a result. The quality of the grapes leftover was excellent, nonetheless. The wines from this vintage represent the Loire style of Sauvignon Blanc as a result of the cooler conditions. The varietal profile is fresh, very fruity and elegant with an optimum balance of acidity.
The grapes were gently pressed using a pneumatic press and underwent alcoholic fermentation at 16°C. The wine remained on its fine lees in stainless steel for three months prior to bottling.
An organic Sauvignon from the Loire which offers fantastic value for money. Pale lemon in colour, this wine is bright, zesty and gentle with plenty of character. Citrus and white flowers vie for attention and there is added depth thanks to lees-ageing; the finish is long and wonderfully refreshing.