Clos Roussely L’Escale Sauvignon Blanc (750ml)
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Vincent Roussely is the fourth-generation winemaker at his family’s beautiful 8-hectare vineyard site in the heart of Chenonceaux, in the village of Angé on the Cher River, in the Loire Valley. The vineyards have been certified organic since 2007. He even transitioned vineyard work from machine and horse to doing all everything by hand in order to have the least impact on the soil, vines and grapes which he beleives greatly improved the quality of the wines.
Made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc, l’Escale is an elegant expression of the varietal. Pale straw color with layered aromas of grapefruit peel and chalk. Light and bright in texture, yet surprisingly fruit-driven, with flavors of lemon flesh, apricot, pineapple and savory herbs. The finish is generous with classic Touraine minerality.
Planted mainly to Sauvignon Blanc, the soil is a mixture of clay and limestone with pockets of Silex where the oldest vineyards are situated (many of which are over 80 years old). The cellar is dug into a tuffeau stone tunnel underground, and underneath the vines. All fermentations are spontaneous and naturally very slow. The resulting wine was aged 6 months in stainless steel before bottling.