Grape(s): Sauvignon Blanc
Localization: Quincy, Loire Valley, France
Tasting notes: This crisp, white-fruit and citrus-flavored wine come from the small enclave west of Sancerre. It has a tight, mineral, and herbal edge and shows real Sauvignon Blanc aromatic character.
Food pairing: Good acidity makes it pair very well with seafood, white meats, and spring green salad.
The Domain: Yves Lestourgie gave up cereal farming 20 years ago to make Quincy; his wife Géraldine is an oenologue and helps Yves, as well as also advising numerous other growers in Quincy. They have 10 hectares of vines, with an average age of 24 years. Yves leaves the wine on its lees in the tank right up to the moment of assemblage and bottling, to develop concentration and richness. This is now one of the best domains in Quincy.