Grape – Sauvignon Blanc
Where – Loire Valley, France
What – Vincent Roussely has a real passion for his 8-hectare vineyard estate in the Loire Valley. He is the fourth generation to make wine here, and since 2007 he has farmed entirely by hand tractor and horsepower. This has proven itself as a very successful technique, with his mostly sauvignon vines prospering under a less damaging attitude towards farming.
The soil on the estate is mostly clay and limestone, with many of the vines being over 80 years old, though this particular vintage is made with grapes from younger vines.
The L’Escale is pressed before fermenting in stainless steel tanks where it is then left on its lees for a further couple of months when it is ready to be bottled. Despite the innovative approach to winemaking, the result of this process is a traditional style of sauvignon.
With this bottle, you’ll be treated with aromatic flavours of white peach and a steely freshness. What’s more, this wine tastes way more expensive than it is which is a bonus that no one could argue with!
Stony, peach, delicious. Vegan. Low intervention. Organic practicing. 12.5% ABV.