This moderately priced Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley on the banks of the River Cher in the western part of France, makes a great addition to wine-by-the-glass lists for summer months.
The Paul Buisse vineyards in Touraine are on hillsides along the Loire and Cher rivers, where grapes are grown in soils rich in clay and limestone. Fresh, floral and fruity, the wine reflects the district’s terroir and celebrates summer. The vineyards are spread over 50 acres. Checkout www.paul-bouisse.com and www.capeclassics.com.
From hillsides overlooking the Loire, Paul Buisse Winery produces this 100% Sauvignon Blanc, fruity and fresh, with scents of white blossoms and beeswax. Round and full-bodied, it reflects the winery’s respect for tradition and use of contemporary winemaking techniques.
This is the fourth generation to create wines from the clay and limestone soil here, celebrating 100 years. The wine is dry, lively, fruit-forward and fresh, and domaine has been called one of the best in the Touraine appellation. It is available from Cape Classics, www.capeclassics.com.
This La Petite Perriere from the Central Loire Valley of France offers a beautiful and refreshing start to Spring and Summer rosé drinking. Saget La Perriere, the winemakers, views this as one of its banner wines. It is nicely balanced with subtle scents of raspberry, Morello cherry and hints of rose petals and nice minerality. Lively and bright, it invites us to enjoy the season.
The Saget family has been making wines since 1790. A newer designation, Vins de France, led them to explore and find the balance between the fruitiness of Southern varieties and their acidity when produced in Northern regions. This rosé is 12 percent ABV with a suggested retail price of $13.99. Visit www.pasternakwine.com for more information.