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Valerie Forgues

Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2019

$25.00

Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Valerie Forgues

Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2019

$25.00

Spirited, sensational Sauvignon Blanc.

This expression of 100% Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from 35 year old vines from self-taught vigneronne, Valérie Forgues. The vines are organically farmed, and the resulting wine makes us think of grapefruit sake made from glacier water. A pristine and transparent wine with one hell of a story to tell – read below for more.
  • Valérie was a stay at home mom who never thought she’d become a vigneronne; winemaking was her husband’s dream and they bought a property in the Loire together.
  • In 2008, after her husband left, she was alone at the estate facing bankruptcy and the possibility of having to uproot her sons from the home they grew up in.
  • With no viticultural experience, she rolled up her sleeves and took over the 16-hectare property on her own.
  • Fortunately, her two neighbors Catherine Roussel and Didier Barrouillet of Clos Roche Blanche struck up a relationship with her, and offered her guidance about organic farming along the way.
  • As of 2016 the property is all harvested by hand, and the resulting wines have never been better.

Connects with:

  • The song, “Valerie” by Amy Winehouse on Vinyl.
  • Toasting your successes.
  • Rainbow roll.