Sauvignon

Situated on the northern sun-kissed hills of Puichéric and Puisserguier, Le Versant Sauvignon grapevines offer rich and mineral wines. Its lustrous pale-yellow colour with green hues, its intense nose of fresh (lime, kiwi, boxwood) and mature (pear, passion fruit) aromas give way to a crisp palate that lingers with notes of citrus and blackcurrant buds.

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Varieties

The Sauvignon Blanc variety is widely grown in the Loire region and is generally used for the production of dry white wines. This variety has a tendency to be highly productive although it is often sensitive to disease. Renowned for producing wines that are at once balanced, fine and lively, it develops mostly fresh aromas (boxwood, blackcurrant buds) and fruity aromas (citrus and exotic fruits).

Soils

Plots with the best balance between soil, plant and microclimate are selected: North-facing hills for this wine. Control of yields via optimal management of nutrition and de-budding. The Versant Sauvignon vines are situated on sunny north-facing slopes near Puichéric (Languedoc-Roussillon). The soil is made up of clay-limestone marl which retains humidity so the plant develops well.

Winemaking

Work in reducing atmosphere preserves the sparkle of the aromas. Pneumatic pressing. Stabilization on the deposits for 5-6 days to extract the precursors of thiols. Cold static clarification (48 hours). Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel temperature controlled vats.

Ageing

4 months in stainless steel.

Tasting notes

Brilliant pale yellow color with green tints. Intense nose with both fresh aromas (lime, kiwi, box) and ripe ones (pear, passion fruit). Palate tinged with brightness lengthening with mineral hints of citrus and blackcurrant buds.

Serve at 10°C. Cellaring potential : 3 years.

To match with this wine

White asparagus flan
Chicken, kiwi and coriander salad
Lemon madeleines
Lemon cake and icing