Le Charme Sauvignon Blanc by Christine Cabri, IGP Pays du Gers

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"This must be one of the best value Sauvignons in Britain because it’s bursting with self-confident leafy lime-y, green apple-y freshness." Oz Clarke. Our Le Charme range of Southern French varietal wines are amongst our best sellers. The Sauvignon Blanc is a crisp, fresh white with flavours of cut grass, lime and gooseberry.
Type:
Vintage:
2020
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100%
Genres:
Style:
Dry
ABV:
11.5%
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Pays du Gers
Body:
Zesty, zingy and refreshing
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Screw Cap
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Producteurs Plaimont

Situated in the heart of South-West France, the Plaimont vineyards stretch from the foothills of the Pyrenees to the hills and valleys of Gascony covering a uniquely rich terroir. A thousand winegrowers defend the ideals of a cooperative and are committed to managing their vineyards with respect for both the environment and their own time-honoured traditions. With a combination of local grape varieties, knowledge and rigorous hard work, the members of Plaimont have succeeded in producing extremely high quality wines from the terroirs of Madiran, Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh, Saint Mont and Côtes de Gascogne.

Tasting Notes

A fabulous aromatic wine, fresh on the nose with flavours of citrus fruit combined with blackcurrant leaf aromas and a great roundness.

Food Matches

Try with mussels with black beans, garlic chilli and ginger cooked in a little white wine.

Vinification

For this wine, the grapes are selected among limited yield plots and only when they have reached optimum maturity. De-stemming is followed by maceration of the grapes for a few hours in order to extract the typical aromas of the Sauvignon grape. After clarification through decanting, the juice is transferred to stainless steel tanks for temperature-controlled fermentation. A strict selection process results in an exceptional cuvee in limited quantities. The ageing on fine lees until bottling gives good balance, complexity and roundness to the wine.

Press Comments

Oz Clarke, 2019: "This must be one of the best value Sauvignons in Britain because it’s bursting with self-confident leafy lime-y, green apple-y freshness." Highly Commended: The Wine Merchant Top 100, 2019. Daily Express, Sisters are brewing it for themselves, March 2021:“A lovely dry white from winemaker Christine Cabri of Plaimont Producteurs, a cooperative in South-West France, this sauvignon blanc is crisp, zesty and fresh, bursting with flavours of lime, cut grass and just a hint of gooseberries. An absolute steal at the price.” Portsmouth News, May 2021, The Best of Sauvignon Blanc: "...a slightly more restrained wine from south-west France, a region until recently not readily associated with this grape. I think this is brilliant value for money and it worked beautifully with new-season asparagus."