/ Loire Valley
Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Pebbly chalk and limestone subsoils in the vineyard along with warm summers result in a wonderfully vibrant, fruity wine. Michel Redde uses temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel vats to create a pure expression of the Sauvignon Blanc grape, then the wine rests on its lees until bottling.
Wine Spectator2015 vintage
High temperatures and limited rainfall during the summer months led to poor flowering in some areas of Sancerre, lowering yields and accelerating ripening, which forced a relatively early harvest. The 2015 vintage harvest began on September 17th, slightly earlier than the previous year. Sanitary conditions were excellent. This vintage is reminiscent of 2003 and 2006, which were stellar years.
A generous wine with beautiful aromatic purity of ripe green and stone fruit. Pear and peach flavors with a hint of grass on the palate, with excellent minerality and a touch of salinity. The crisp acidity is well-integrated and nicely balanced.
Pairs very well with a wide variety of fish dishes, especially those with spicy and exotic sauces. Halibut with Pepper Salsa, Southwestern Style Tilapia Tacos, or Sweet & Spicy Sriracha Salmon are great accompaniments. Also, marinated white meat dishes of grilled chicken or pork are nicely complimented by this Sancerre.
GRAPES: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
ACIDITY: 4.60 g/l
points of distinction
- Thierry Redde and sons are 13th and 14th generation of winemakers in the family
- 85-acre Estate vineyard represents some of the finest terroir in the region
- A Sauvignon Blanc from one of the Loire Valley’s two famous appellations for the grape, Sancerre
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.”