Region: Cheverny, Loire
Varietals: 80% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Chardonnay
“Cheverny is in the Touraine, in the Loire, in the country of those incredible chateaux. This is Sauvignon Blanc territory, unbeatable for its freshness, floral and fruit bouquet, its zest, and lightness. Nowhere else, even at Sancerre, will you find such a little jewel.” —Kermit Lynch, June 1997 Newsletter
About the Wine: While not untrue, calling Cheverny a value alternative to Sancerre would completely overlook the virtues unique to this appellation. It is a much zippier expression of Sauvignon Blanc compared to its famous neighbor, more citrusy than grassy.
Profile & Pairing Ideas: Domaine du Salvard specializes in crisp, mouthwatering Sauvignon Blanc, but for this cuvée, they add a splash of Chardonnay, which brings complexity, flesh, and notes of Meyer lemon and orchard fruit. The base of Sauvignon Blanc, meanwhile, provides freshness and liveliness as well as its characteristic flavors of passion fruit and lime zest. The two grape varieties combine for outstanding versatility, such that this bottle will serve you well alongside all kinds of seasonal spring & summertime fare.