Hot on the heals of Sancerre….

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

[In song] On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me a Touraine from the Wine Society….

A Christmas Day classic is Sancerre served with a starter of smoked salmon but finding a decent one for less than £15 is hard, and it adds up if you’re catering for more than a handful of people.

Touraine Sauvignon Blanc is also from the Loire Valley in France, same as Sancerre, it is made of Sauvignon Blanc, same as white Sancerre and over the last few years the region has been working with flying winemaker and Master of Wine Sam Harrop (who comes from NZ, the land of Sauvignon Blanc) to perfect the regions’ style of Savvy. Put a wine importing heavy weight like The Wine Society behind all that and you’ve got a seriously good alternative to Sancerre at half the price like Les Hauts Lieux Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2012 which is an honest steal at £7.50.
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Or if you want to serve a wine from the same region but with an appellation name your Uncle will glug with glee pop to Lidl for a few bottles of this almost-priced-too-good-to-be-true Pouilly-Fumé 2012 for £7.99. No-one can be making any money from selling it but it’s a decent enough bottle of Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre’s neighbouring town of Pouilly-sur-Loire. Get some while stocks last!


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