This beautiful organic white wine is pale yellow in colour, with a curious golden glaze. French sauvignon blanc from the region have quintessential aromas that instantly recognisable of delicate minerals, floral notes and fine understated green fruits.
The palate offers all the same flavours as it does aromas. The finesse of fresh green citrus, gooseberry and herbs, with a crisp acidity and minerality are all exceptionally complimentary to each other to create this very elegant and truly inspiring wine.
Food Match: Shellfish, goats cheese, balsamic salads
||Organic, Biodynamic, Vegan
||2g/l Residual Sugar Only
||25mg/l Natural & Added Sulphites
Read more about no sulphites added wine labelling here (short read). Find out more about differences between organic, vegan and natural wines here (long read).
The Winemaker: The cuvée, which translates to 'The White of the Bride', like many of the wines at Organic Wine Club has a special story.
At their wedding, Pascale and Francois had the idea to plant a parcel as a gift. The wedding list was therefore at the nursery where guests, family and friends helped plant this plot of Sauvignon. A plot giving this mineral and floral wine, 'Le Blanc de la Mariee'.
Today, the wine comes from a younger vineyard because as Francois says "the bride must stay young".
The Winemaking: The grapes were hand harvested in mid-September 2016. They are then given a smooth pneumatic pressing for 3 hours. The fermentation happens over a period of 2 weeks with only indigenous yeasts and without any additional sugars or additives.
The breeding is done on fine lees. No batonnage, in concrete tank. Bonding with bentonite. Light filtration before bottling and made naturally without any added sugars and additives, with sulphites only added at the bottling stage to help with stabilisation.
The Vineyard: South of Touraine, at the gates of Poitou, Richelieu had discovered his duchy-meadow. This is where he built a castle and a city back in 17th century France.
Not far from there, in Razines, a green island "La Garrelière" has been winegrowing for more than three centuries. On this hill, which is 130 metres above sea level, the vines receives the best sunshine and produces a local wine. Today 20 hectares of vineyards surround the property and its cellars that bate back to the eighteenth century. Forests that are rich diversity of cultures including vines, truffles, wild asparagus and cereals to name only a few, the Richelais is a region full of colour and sweetness.
The estate is part of the Touraine appellation but its geographical situation ranks it apart. Since 1985, François Plouzeau, winemaker-owner, exploits, vinifies and raises the wines of the estate since 1993, the Domaine de la Garrelière is driven organically, biodynamically, with no chemical synthesis.