At his immaculate estate in the Loire’s Touraine, close to Sancerre, Patrick Vauvy waits until the last moment to start the harvest. So his fruit is always riper, making Domaine Bellevue the most concentrated, citrus charged Sauvignon from Touraine.
Touraine Sauvignon has long provided an affordable yet authentic and stylish alternative to the Loire’s most famous name wines. And the fabulously fresh wines of Patrick Vauvy are no exception. He took over his family’s estate in 1985, scrutinised every stage of production in the vineyard and cellar, and now makes some of the best wines for miles around. Just try his beautiful 2020 Sauvignon Blanc. Thanks to Patrick's insistence on waiting until the last possible moment to harvest from his perfect chalk and clay vineyards, this super-crisp white bursts with flavour. Think intense lemon, grapefruit and blossom. Endlessly refreshing, and with a great length too. Loire Sauvignon, without the hefty price tag. Great solo or with seafood.
"Excellent! It erupts in your mouth filling it with joy. A lively wine. Aromatic and rounded. 5 Stars"
Online Review For the 2018 vintage