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Domaine Patrick Vauvy, Touraine

The dynamic and creative Patrick Vauvy’s Sauvignon Blanc is outstanding.

Domaine Patrick Vauvy has been in the hands of the Vauvy family for four generations.

It is set above the banks of the Cher, on the deep sand of the south-facing slopes of Noyers. Winemaker Patrick Vauvy is continually striving to improve the vineyards and cellar and is not afraid to experiment.

Yields are controlled through pruning and thinning, only ripe fruit is harvested and he is often the last of his neighbours to start his harvest.

Vinifications are at controlled temperatures in a range of thermo-regulated stainless steel and fibreglass vats in the estate's recently extended and updated winery.

Vines are planted on chalky, sandy soil with calcareous subsoil. Producing Sauvignon Blanc in the majority, Patrick Vauvy's unique approach results in wines that are outstanding and appealingly atypical.

Domaine Patrick Vauvy also makes a beautifully crafted Malbec (Cot in French) which offers a classy alternative to the Argentinian version.

A dry rosé completes the range and can compete with any Provencal counterpart.

These wines are fruit-driven and immediately appealing in style. A superb addition to Alliance Wine's updated Loire range.