Sauvignon Blanc, 2014. Les Fumees Blanches

Sauvignon Blanc, 2014. Les Fumees Blanches

Item #: L1017W3IF
Vintage: 2014
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Vineyard/Appellation: Languedoc, Gers, Tarn & les Charentes, France
Color: Very Pale
Nose: Citrus and Hints of Smoke
Palate: Explosive Middle
Finish: Long with Hints of Spice
Rating: 95
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now through 2018/Seafood, Shellfish,Fowl/Alcohol: 12.0%

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This selection is the work of one of the most famous wine families in France, the Lurtons. First off, they own Chateau La Louviere in Bordeaux, one of the few chateaux producing both white and red wines. However, they're best known for their white, which is Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.

Andre Lurton is the proprietor of La Louviere, but it is his two sons, Jacques and Francois, who have ventured outside of France, as well as within the country, to create a powerful organization dedicated to outstanding wine production. They started their organization in 1985, and now produce wines from five different countries. And whether they're in South America or the South of France, the brothers seem to know how to get it done right.

With this selection, they have done something we've never encountered before. They sourced grapes from literally all over France: north, south, east and west. And it's all 100% Sauvignon. Let's face it - Sauvignon Blanc runs in the Lurtons' bloodstreams. They know this grape better than most.

The result is nothing short of amazing. It exhibits some of the qualities of the Loire with the high citrus notes and flashes of smoke and peach. But then the power of the Languedoc kicks in and adds an explosive mid-palate. All in all, a spectacular wine.