Croix des Champs, Touraine, Sauvignon Blanc, Loire Valley, France, 2018

£14.95

We can’t help but feel that the Loire Valley region of France doesn’t get the recognition it deserves. Situated alongside the Loire River (France’s longest), stretching from Nantes on the Atlantic coast, through Angers, Tours and Orleans to the east, it is famous for Sancerre, Pouilly-Fume and Chinon (to name but a few).

Dominant grapes in the region are Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc and Melon de Bourgogne (Muscadet Sur Lie) and they all produce wines with distinct, minerally characters. Brilliant food wines. This Touraine has the potential to become your new favourite back-garden quaffer.

Nose

Expressive. Grapefruit. Green apple. White flowers. Oyster shell.

Palate

Rich yet crisp. Mango. Peach. Salty. Lemon zest. Minerality.