Pale in color with a lovely grassy nose. On the mid pallet the wine displays green notes to match the nose along with some strong dominant grapefruit notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some lovely long mouth grip. This is very much a New Zealand style wine. I would give it an 88-89. Very nice.
From the LCBO web site:
CAVE DU HAUT-POITOU VALLÉE LOIRE SAUVIGNON BLANC 2012 VINTAGES 357293 | 750 mL bottle Price $ 16.95
Made in: Loire, France By: Alliance Loire
Release Date: Mar 29, 2014
13.0% Alcohol/Vol. Style: Aromatic & Flavourful
Sugar Content: 4 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry
Though winemaking in the region dates back to Roman times, the Haut-Poitou appellation was just recently given AC status in 2010.
Like strolling through a vegetable garden next to an orchard, this wine offers up lovely aromas of artichoke, green beans, sweetgrass, apple and pear. It’s crisp and focused in the mouth with a lip-smacking mineral element. Pair with freshwater fish, seafood or herbed chicken. (VINTAGES panel, Jan. 2014)