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This tiny 6.5 hectare domaine in the Loire was started by Emile Balland in 1999.  The Ballands have been making wines in the Loire since 1650 and his father was instrumental in achieving recognition for the young AOC Coteaux du Giennois in the 1980s.

The name "Le Balbuzard" refers to the fish-eating bird of prey which calls the Loire River its home. Emile Balland's vineyards overlook the River and provide fruit for this fantastic, easy drinking Sauvignon.

The wine opens with fruit-driven aromas, lovely big hints of tropical fruits, grapefruit and citrus with a slight vegetal undertone.  The palate is fresh and clean, exactly how Sauvignon should be, with those citrus notes being joined by gooseberry, juicy green apple and hints of classic Loire minerality.  Lovely and dry on the finish.



Emile Balland

Country France

Val de Loire

Grape Varieties Sauvignon Blanc
Style 04. Green tangy whites
Vintage 2017
Alcohol 12%
Food Match Aperitifs / On its own, White fleshed Fish,
Bottle Size 75cl



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