Touraine Bringing that Sunshine

Between the wedding and bridesmaid duties, I was able to quickly stop by the beach over the weekend for some R&R. It was a cloudy day but this bottle of Catie San Touraine 2019 was giving me all the sunshine I needed.

The wine was imported by Drink the Rent, who touts a collection of “high-toned French wines.” Started in spring 2016 by Erin Jolley, she was driven to find quality wines at an affordable price and started her search in the Loire Valley, France. When the opportunity to partner with celebrated French winemaker Jean Mounard became possible, her aim was fully realized—to deliver honest wines with regional typicity, focused on delicacy and freshness.

Catie San Touraine hails from a vineyard just outside of Sancerre AOC. The wine was 100% Sauvignon Blanc and the grapes were pressed immediately following harvest. It was fermented at 16C (60.8F) in inert vessel with no malolactic fermentation. It was aged on fine lees for six months.

The wine was pale yellow in color with a grassy, wet stone, and lime nose. It was deliciously dry with light body and high acidity. It was zesty with a nice saline/mineral quality and citrus. So bright! I paired it with beach views and wish I had a second bottle. I bought it from 305 Wines for $22.99.

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