L´Enfant Rebelle Sauvignon Blanc 2018

We have an order placed with the Château which we expect to arrive in June.


2017 sold out and now the 2018 is bottled and just landed! Fresh from the success of the maiden vintage of the new cuvee, we’re delighted that the 2018 vintage of this lovely Loire sauvignon has been bottled and is perfect for spring drinking. It is a limited production so please order early if you would like some. This wine is a little under-the-radar, not featured on the grower’s website and not widely available but Antoine has sent us 10 cases of the new vintage – we think that we are the only people in the UK to be so lucky. The 2017 vintage scored 4.3 out of 5 on Vivino customer reviews so those people who did taste it clearly liked it!


The label reminds me of Le Petit Prince by Saint-Exupéry, and this wine may well be a classic in years to come. The wine blew us away (again!) upon tasting and is delicate, light, fresh and fruity. It is a brilliant table or fridge-door white to enjoy with food or as an aperitif. I’d suggest that at this price, a case or two would be a welcome addition to your kitchen-cellar .

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Our Tasting Notes

The 2018 is delicate and pale in the glass and, as befits a younger wine, a little fresher than the 2017. A delicious dry and elegant sauvignon blanc. Due to the warm summer of 2018, the delicious citrus notes are slightly more pronounced over the subtle nettle and grassy notes and the hint of chalky minerality. Remaining true to the region, this would accompany white fish and shellfish perfectly and be a great match for a fish pie. It would also be a good fridge-door staple as an aperitif or house white wine.

Wine Data

Grape variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation: N/A
Alcohol: 13%

About

Antoine de la Farge is our longest-standing Loire grower and produces some of the finest sauvignon blanc and pinot noir in the Loire at his family estate, Domaine de l'Ermitage in Menetou-Salon. His wines have won countless accolades and awards including a recent gold medal in the Decanter awards.