Touraine Fié Gris 'Les Roses du Clos' Xavier Frissant 2016
- 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.
Serious finesse and a delicate pink hue from the pink-tinged grape skins. Exotic aromas of peach, raspberry, sweet spice, citrus, crushed stones and roses together with an excellent texture, bracing acidity and lingering fruity finish on the palate make this an exceptional wine and a must try!
Grape: Fié Gris