France makes some of the world’s finest Sauvignon Blanc. The most famous examples come from the Loire Valley and Bordeaux – and carry the hefty price tags you’d expect from these illustrious regions. For maximum flavor and value, savvy Sauvignon Blanc fans are heading down to Gascony.
Located south of Bordeaux, Gascony has become a hot spot for wine lovers. Renowned critic Robert Parker muses that Gascony’s wines could offer “France’s greatest white wine value.” If you’re ready to give them a try (or take another taste), Domaine Tour Lamothe will be a lovely introduction.
Crafted at a historic, 13th-century estate, this crisp Sauvignon Blanc scooped a coveted gold medal at the Concours des Vins Lyon. Look forward to ripe lemon and mineral aromas, along with fresh-cut grass and floral characters. With its vibrant flavors and mouthwatering acidity, this will make a refreshing aperitif or tasty seafood partner.
Word to the wise: Gascony’s wines may be under the radar for now, but that’s sure to change. Hurry to taste this stunning Sauvignon Blanc before the rest of the world catches on.