France’s Loire Valley is often called, “France’s Garden” for its amazing wealth of freshness. From the dewy, river saturated air to the bounty of produce, the gorgeous rolling green hills to the astoundingly diverse wines that grace the lunch and dinner tables of delighted residents.
Touraine received its AOC, (appellation Origin Controlee) status in 1939 and covers approximately thirteen thousand acres of vines planted to both red and white varieties in some of our most cherished of regions, Montlouis, Vouvray, Bourgueil and Chinon just to name a few. Over the years we have discovered that the Loire Valley offers rather remarkable value and especially in the case of the vibrant, racy and mineral rich Sauvignon Blanc from Touraine.
Le Coeur De La Reine translates to The Queen’s Heart and it was little more than a couple of sips before this delightful and generous wine had our hearts too. 100% stainless steel fermented this fruit basket of a white wine offers explosive and focused citrus right up front along with a blast of more tropical fruit like guava and whispers of pineapple. Green like cut grass rather than green peppers, nicely weighted in the mouth with a blast of cold stream like freshness on the finish. This wine keeps welcoming you back for another sip, another deep mouthwatering sniff, another pop of the cork on another bottle. Load up for summer everyone this wine is delectable enough on its own but begs for grilled white fish, shellfish, lemony kissed chicken and crunchy garden salads.