This racy Sauvignon Blanc comes from the Loire Valley and is made at Domaine Les Hauts Lieux (Domaine of the High Places) in Touraine. The vineyards lie on the chalky limestone hills above the River Cher which flows into the Loire. Les Hauts Lieux is owned by the Bougrier family who have been winemakers since 1885 in Saint Georges sur Cher. The family specialise in white wine and own several estates throughout the length of the Loire Valley, producing Saumur, Anjou, Sancerre, Vouvray, Touraine and Muscadet. The Loire Valley is famous for its royal residences and grand chateaux; Saint Georges sur Cher is near one of the most well known – the beautiful Chateau de Chenonceau.
Les Hauts Lieux, with its herby aromas and juicy acidity is a lovely wine to match with food. It’s classically paired with local goat’s cheese and is particularly good with both fresh and warm salads, tarragon chicken and Thai green curry. It’s also great with oysters, crayfish, trout, smoked salmon and haddock.
Learn more about Sauvignon Blanc on Nicks Blog: Celebrating Sauvignon