Touraine Sauvignon Blanc Moulin des Aigremonts 2016

£10.00

Ooooooh! We'll repeat that: Ooooooh! You'll know what we mean when you taste this. This is what the Loire is all about, at a price that doesn't induce a panic...

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Ooooooh! We'll repeat that: Ooooooh! You'll know what we mean when you taste this. This is what the Loire is all about, at a price that doesn't induce a panic attack. Crisply aromatic, with a great balance of freshness, attractive clean gooseberry fruit and grassy aromas.


It's about as refreshing as sitting in a dell in the Lake District, whilst someone chucks buckets of ice-cold mountain water over you while singing Smiths songs in meandering alto. But nicer than that.


One of the central Loire’s last independent cooperative cellars, the Cellier de Beaujardin in the sleepy riverside town of Bléré, was created in 1925. Today the cellar has taken on the smaller neighbouring caves of Athée and of La Croix, giving a total 200 hectares of vines.
Unusually for a Loire co-operative, almost half the vines are now owned by the cave itself, guaranteeing supply and respect of better vineyard management techniques such as “enherbement” and the spring de-budding best suited to limiting yields. Combined with modern winemaking techniques, this commitment to sustainable viticulture clearly marks the cellar's approach to quality.


Gilles Bac is the deceptively bucolic director and winemaker of the cellar. Behind his easy-going appearance lies a commitment to making wines that the consumer will like - at prices they can afford to pay.


The winery itself is based around the original Alcatraz-style reinforced concrete structure – though the original vats are now all now epoxy lined and complemented with a battery of stainless steel, all with temperature control. Harvest is mainly by machine, seeking a balance of freshness and aromas. Pressing is by pneumatic press, separating the juice from different pressings and all the whites are cool-fermented, with good use of lees to add complexity – making classic ‘Loire’ sauvignons. No eggs or dairy are used in the winemaking.


This is a classic Sauvignon Blanc from the heart of the Loire Valley, it is crisply aromatic with a great balance of freshness and attractive clean gooseberry fruit and grassy aromas.


UK Mainland Addresses

(excludes Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, and the Isles of Wight, Man and Scilly - please see below)

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Standard

£4.95

FREE

Most Standard Delivery parcels arrive within 2 working days of placement of your order.

Free Standard Delivery is offered on all orders of £100 or more.
Next Day £6.95

If you place an order by 2pm (UK time), Monday - Thursday, it will be delivered the next day*. Orders placed between 2pm on Thursday and 2pm on Friday will be delivered on the following Monday and orders placed between 2pm Friday and 2pm Monday will be delivered on the following Tuesday.

Saturday £11.95
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Next Day Before 12noon £12.95
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Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Next Day Before 10am £19.95
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Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Remote Areas - Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and The Scilly Isles

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Standard

£9.95

We can only offer Standard Delivery to these parts of the UK and delivery times will vary locally. Typically, orders placed before 2pm should be received in 3 or 4 working days, although some of the most rural locations may take longer.** Free Standard Delivery to mainland UK addresses on orders over £100.