Alain de la Treille Sauvignon Blanc 2018

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Alain de la Treille Sauvignon Blanc 2018

11.20

Loire Valley, France

100% Sauvignon Blanc

This little gem packs a punch (hello, nose!) for a de-classified wine. In it you will find classic Loire Sauvignon Blanc showing grassy notes and wet-pavement minerality in an unpretentious package. The wine is aged on lees for 6 months giving it a slightly fuller body but enough acidity remains to deliver the varietally-characteristic racy finish.

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Alain de la Treille was born in 1925 in Saint Georges sur Cher located in the heart of the Touraine Vineyard. A farmer and wine enthusiast, he spent his life promoting the Touraine area and Loire Valley wines. During his career, he met Jean-Claude Bougrier, a winemaker from Saint Georges sur Cher. They became good friends, and could spend hours talking about Loire Valley wines style, terroir and how to improve the vinification process...
When he died in 1985, Jean-Claude Bougrier decided to create a wine brand to pay tribute to his good friend. ALAIN DE LA TREILLE wines were born.

Noël Bougrier - the fifth generation of the family - gave a new dimension to the family estate when he took over in 1988. First of all, it made it possible to realize the dream of the previous generations by widening the wine growing area of the estate to the entire Loire Valley - from Sancerre to the Pays Nantais with the creations of 3 cellars. Lionel Métaireau joined as winemaker in 2008, having in mind to enhance the French varietal grapes with a local and unique style. He is native of Le Pallet in the Muscadet Vineyard, close to Nantes. Lionel grew up in a winemaking family and he represents the 6th generation.