TYDY Sauvignon VDP du Val de Loire 2010
- Domaine Joël Delaunay
- Vin de Pays du Val de Loire
- Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
- 6 x 75cl
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On the nose fresh, grassy and herbal notes combine with blackcurrant buds, and citrus - predominantly grapefruit - and some floral notes. Crisp and fresh on the palate with good balance, delicate fruit flavours and a clean, refreshing finish. Delightful with summer picnics and salads - or an ideal aperitif.
Temperature-controlled alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks at 15oC over a period of 15 days. After racking the wine is left on the fine lees in stainless steel cuve with weekly bâtonnage for three months for maximum development of aromas and flavours. It then remains in stainless steel cuve until the following January, when is filtered through clay and sterile membrane before bottling.
Thierry Delaunay is a fine example of the best of the new generation of French wine makers. Brought up by his father Joël to appreciate the traditional nuances of terroir and climate, Thierry has enthusiastically embraced modern winemaking techniques and styles. The diversity of different soils in the Domaine's vineyards explains the number of different red and white grape varieties: the clay and flint soils or "perruches" give the red wines distinctive qualities, while the white and rosé wines, including Delaunay's award-winning Touraine Sauvignon, derive their style and delicacy from the finer, less stony soils.