Sauvignon de Touraine, Domaine Bellevue 2022
I have been buying Domaine Bellevues excellent Sauvignon de Touraine for as long as I can remember. With the prices of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé creeping up and up, Sauvignon de Touraine from a little further west along the Loire is a great-value alternative, giving a flavour of these more famous appellations at a much more pocket-friendly price
Patrick Vauvy's delicious cuvée seems to get better and better each year, and the just-shipped 2022 effortlessly combines the ripe tropical fruit of this sun-drenched vintage with the pristine, zippy, citrus freshness we always look for in a Loire sauvignon.
Ben Godfrey, Buyer
Most Touraine Sauvignon I find disappointing, but this is an outstanding exception. Light golden colour, joyous fruity nose, good concentration and a dry finish. Could drink on its own, too good for a party wine, excellent with fish and white meats, and a nice change from the go-to Macon whites. (previous vintage)