The Balland family winemaking roots go back to the 17th century, but it wasn't until the early 80s that Jean-Paul struck out on his own to produce wine under his own name. Today his daughters have taken the helm of production and have elevated the quality to new heights. This is 2020 representation was the first year that the vineyard was fully converted over to Organic production and it shows. This wine is exceptionally pure and mineral-driven, the perfect way to start an evening.
The 2020 vintage was exceptional for growing quality wine in the Loire Valley. A warm growing season with plenty of water made for large quantities of healthy grapes. The Loire Valley is known for its fine-grained limestone, known as tuffeau soil. In fact, most of the well-known and visited castles in this valley are built with this stone.
Tasting Notes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc. Nice aromatic intensity on a fine and complex register of white peach, with citrus notes. Crunchy orchard and stone fruit supported by an elegant minerality and gourmet almond flavor.