Touraine Gamay, Xavier Frissant, Amboise 2018
Xavier Frissant, Amboise
“Xavier Frissant is one of the best winemakers of the Loire and his viticultural work is as good as one could wish for across his different terroirs.”
Bettane & Desseauve 2017
Xavier Frissant is another producer focusing on local grape varieties, grown on his 22 hectares domaine in the South of the Loire. With so much average Sauvignon Blanc produced locally, we were extremely pleased to discover his knockout Fié Gris (a.k.a. sauvignon gris), a richer and more exotic white in the same vein as Sauvignon. The Touraine Sauvignon is crafted with the same focus and care.
Coming from a rocky, sloping single vineyard called 'Les Pentes', the fresh and lively Touraine Sauvignon is packed full of ripe lemons and exotic fruit aromas with an underlying smoky minerality adding complexity. It has a vibrant, crisp acidity and well-defined citrus fruit notes making this a perfect wine for an aperitif or for fish-based dishes.
Grape: 10% Gamay