Le Blanc de La Garreliere

Faubourg Wines

Le Blanc de La Garreliere
  • $17.99

Alone on a hilltop in the southern reaches of the Touraine appellation, outside of the town of Richelieu, resides the small Domaine de la Garrelière. During Cardinal Richelieu’s heyday in the 1630s, vineyards on this hilltop supplied his court with wine. In the late 19th century, these vineyards were several times larger than they are today, but were abandoned with the onslaught of phylloxera. It wasn’t until the early 1970s, when Pascale and François Plouzeau founded Domaine de la Garrelière, that the historic viticulture was resurrected. Today this 20-hectare (50 acres) domaine is one of Touraine’s leading biodynamically-farmed domaines. This is 100% hand-harvested Sauvignon, and it is absolutely not the run of the mill high-yield, machine-harvested, green and acid Touraine Sauvignon. In fact, often people don’t know what to do with this wine because they are so used to that stereotype. This is the right stuff. A FW staff favorite. Perfume, white flowers, fresh green pepper, fresh black pepper, carbon, smoke. Crisp, fresh, interesting.

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