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Atlantique

Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Atlantique IGP – France

 

Wine description
Vineyards along the banks of the river Loire are cooled by Atlantic Ocean breezes and produce some of the world’s finest Sauvignon Blanc grapes. A classic French white.

Winemaking & Vineyards
Drouet Frères supply the fabulous Sauvignon grapes that are harvested at full maturity. Slow and gentle pressing follows the first phase of skin maceration to extract the aromatic compounds contained in the skins. Light racking after fermentation in stainless steel tanks between 13C and 15C. Racking during the end of alcoholic fermentation and ageing on lees until spring to add another layer of complexity to the wine.

Blend
100% Sauvignon Blanc

Tasting Notes
Vibrant tropical fruit and citrus aromas blend with intensely fruity and zesty flavours making this a fresh and delicious crowd pleaser.

Food Match
This aromatic Sauvignon can be enjoyed on its own as an aperitif. It will also accompany grilled fish and Asian cuisine.

Awards
Commended – International Wine Challenge 2017 (2016 Vintage)

Alcohol: 11.5%

RS: 2g/l

PH: 3.4

Malolactic: No

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Atlantique

Rosé 2016

Val de Loire IGP – France

 

Wine description
Vineyards along the banks of the river Loire are cooled by Atlantic Ocean breezes and can produce elegant and dry pale pink Rosé wines more than a match for those from Provence.

Winemaking & Vineyards
Prime Loire Valley vineyards on soils of Gabbro shale near Nantes and the siliceous and calcareous clay of Anjou supply the fabulous Cabernet Franc grapes that are harvested at the end of September. After gentle pressing and careful racking, the alcoholic fermentation is started at low temperature (12-15°C). After 2 – 3 weeks fermentation, the wines are racked then left for a few months on the fine lees.

Blend
100% Cabernet Franc

Tasting Notes
Pale pink, yet vibrant in the classic French style. There is plenty of wild strawberry and raspberry fruit on the nose. The palate is deliciously fresh, elegant and soft with crisp acidity. Generous fruit flavours, but delightfully dry.

Food Match
Perfect fresh from the fridge, as an aperitif or with salads, meats from the grill and even lightly spiced Asian dishes.

Awards
Silver – International Wine Challenge 2017 (2016 Vintage)
Drouet Freres  – IWC Tasting note: Juicy, with delicate red currant fruit and rose petal, refreshing mineral palate and clean tangy finish.

Alcohol: 12%

RS: 3g/l

PH: 3.15

Malolactic: No