2016 Quartz Vin de France
Les Cailloux du Paradis, Claude & Etienne Courtois, Loire Valley, France
A Sauvignon Blanc with a little maturity courtesy of second hand wooden barrels. This wine is more like sucking on a stone than a fruity lozenge, so if you want a different take of Sauvignon Blanc, then look no further. It’s sparse, aromatic and precise. A wine that can do entirely without fruit. We’re only mentioning the fact that this winery has always been biodynamic for completeness’ sake. Use a large glass and be sure you don’t serve it too cool. A little warmth makes it quite smooth!