Chateau De Quincay AOC Touraine Selection Tradition 2013
Characterized by its aromatic notes of boxwood and acacia flowers.
"Some of France's best-value Sauvignon Blanc is made in the Loire's less famous appellations. Sauvignon carrying the straightforward Touraine appellation can be absolutely delicious in a good vintage - often more so than a Sancerre or Pouilly Fumé from overcropped vines (a common problem). The three small appellations just west of Sancerre – Menetou-Salon, Reuilly and Quincy - can also offer excellent value." --Jancis Robinson.
Grapes varieties Sauvignon Blanc
Terroir Limestone and flinty clay
Climate The area has a continental climate that is influenced heavily by the Loire River and the Atlantic Ocean at the western edge of the region.
The climate can be very cool during springs but remains great for the maturing of the grapes during summers.
Vineyards Age 20 years Yields 50 hL/ha Winemaking Vinification Methode “traditionnelle” with a delicate and progressive pneumatic pressing. Cold settling and fermentation at low temperature for 20 to 25 days Ageing Maturing 4-6 months on fine lees Keeping 2-4 years
Characteristics Alcohol 12 %
Best served 10ºC