This 23 hectare estate has been in the family for four generations, since 1905, and shows just how good Sauvignon from the Loire can be, both from a quality and value point of view. Domaine des Corbillières employs organic farming methods because they believe this yields the best results and their Sauvignon de Touraine is consistently full with firm minerality, lively aromas and lovely richness on the palate.
Véronique and Dominique Barbou have 13 hectares of Sauvignon Blanc vineyards situated on the sandy and clay slopes of Oisly. The low yields (thanks to bud and bunch thinning) and full ripeness (assisted by leaf plucking which exposes the fruit) ensure intensity on the palate that gives the wine great length, and dispenses with the need for the addition of residual sugar. Vinification is in stainless steel and the wine is left on its lees until bottling. The result is a very fine Sauvignon.
See Lar Veale from sourgrapes.ie video tasting below.
fab!, 15th Feb 2013
Reviewer: Ashleigh Byrne
myself and my boyfriend went for dinner recently in the award winning Les Gourmandes in Cork, and thankfully chose this wine. we loved it! fresh and crisp but so fruity and tasty. ive since been dreaming of the food and this wine! so happy to find it here, ill be back for any other wines we cant find in the shops. thank you!