/ 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 Spectator2017 vintage
2017 was a difficult but successful vintage. April frosts reduced the total 2017 production by 60%. This was followed by a very hot and dry summer that stressed the vines but led to great concentration of flavors and sugars in the grapes. Harvest began on September 11.
The 2017 vintage has exotic notes of lychee, pineapple, and passion fruit, with underlying tones of pears and peaches. The minerality of the Kimmeridgian marl and limestone soils shine through a round palate with hints of salinity.
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: 3.68 g/l
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION: No
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.”