Domaine de Gournier Sauvignon 2010

Sauvignon Blanc, France
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Displays white flowers notes, as well as fresh apricot and great minerality. It is round on the palate and has a very refreshing finish.

100% Sauvignon Blanc. Domaine de Gournier is a small estate that was bought by Maurice Barnouin's father in 1959. It is situated between Avignon and Nimes, in the western Rhone Valley near the charming town of Uzes and the famous Pont du Gard. This viticultural area lies just outside the Costieres de Nimes appellation and is only entitled to label its wines as "Vin de Pays des Cevennes." However, the wines of Domaine de Gournier aspire to a greater stature than this simple designation. Beginning as a pepinieriste (vine rootstock or clone expert), Maurice's father was a pioneer in the region replanting Gournier's vineyards with low-yielding, intensely flavored varietals like Chardonnay, Sauvignon, and Merlot. The estate has grown to 494 acres and is currently managed by Maurice Barnouin, who hand-makes a collection of delicious French country-wines. Low yields and bottling with minimal clarification have added and preserved the wines' individuality.

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Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Type White Wine
Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
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