Sauvion Loire Valley Rose d'Anjou 2012
Soft, light candy-pink color. Peach, cherry, and strawberry aromas on the nose. Fresh, fruity, and generous on the palate. Serve with Asian food.
70% Groslot, 30% Gamay. Maison Sauvion is set in the heart of the Nantais vineyard of Chateau du Cleray-Sauvion, one of the oldest estates of the Muscadet in Eolie. Its vineyards was dubbed the "Eolie region" after the ocean breeze that gently caresses the vines, paying homage to the Greek wind God Aeolus. Founded by Ernest Sauvion in 1935, Maison Sauvion, a 200-plus-acre estate, has become the largest and most important wine producer in the Muscadet region. Currently, it is operated by university-trained oenologist, Pierre-Jean Sauvion, who calls himself a Faconneur de Plaisir ("pleasure craftsman")—someone who is willing to share his/her passion and the pleasure of flavor). So, every year he crafts a new vintage—a synonym for a "wine of pleasure." Today, Sauvion exports more than 60% of its wines to over 80 countries, where its Muscadet can be found on the most prestigious tables around the world. Loire Valley Rose d'Anjou is a soft, light wine—the perfect four o'clock, afternoon wine.