/ Loire Valley
Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
This wine is 100% estate grown and bottled from fruit sourced exclusively from Michel Redde’s La Moynerie vineyard. The vines are between 20 and 25 years old and grow in diverse subsoils of limestone, kimmeridgian marl, and clay with flint—a diversity that allows superb blends in every vintage. The winemaker uses temperature-controlled fermentation and ages the wine in stainless steel tanks, wooden tuns, and half-wooden casks for 10 to 12 months on the lees until bottling.
Wine Enthusiast2012 vintage
Wine Spectator2012 vintage
Excellent quality grapes were harvested, but in extremely low yields; rain, cold temperatures and late frosts took their toll on the 2012 vintage in the Loire Valley.
This classic Sauvignon Blanc expresses the aromatic mineral purity of its diverse soils. Crisp and fresh on the palate, the wine features notes of smoke and gunflint with intense grassy aromas on the nose.
Pair with grilled fish or white meat.
GRAPES: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
ACIDITY: 4.50 g/l
AGING: 10 - 12 months on the lees
points of distinction
- A single-vineyard Sauvignon Blanc from one of the Loire Valley’s two famous appellations for the grape: Pouilly-Fumé
about the grape +
Sauvignon Blanc has vivid, assertive aromas and flavors of gooseberries, citrus, herbs framed by tangy acidity. Oak contact adds tropical fruit, vanilla, lanolin and toast notes.
– Thierry Redde, Owner, Winemaker
“At Michel Redde, we have turned towards a natural and low-intervention culture using controlled organic supplements for the best possible viticulture.”