Jean Francois Merieau L'arpent des Vaudons 2013
Pale yellow color with silvery tones. Pleasant nose with refreshing grassy and white fruits characters. Fresh and crisp in the mouth with a round and elegant finish. Very well-balanced wine with great complexity. Lovely served slightly chilled with oysters, shellfish, or many fish- or vegetable-based dishes. Also, feel free to enjoy it with goat cheese, it will surprise you! Don't forget that it's an aperitif, too.
100% Sauvignon Blanc. Produced by rising Loire star Jean-Francois Merieau who took over the family estate, called Vignoble des Bois Vaudons ("Vineyards of the Woods"), in 2000. The estate spreads over 86 acres across the hillsides and on the left bank of the Cher River and benefit for the greater part from a south-southeast orientation. These rich and complex soils allow the production of a range of wines that are varied and rich in color. Some wines stemming from older or younger vines—certain vines of the Pineau d'Aunis varietal are more than 100 years old.