2017 Oisly Thesee O & T Sauvignon Les Gourmets

Year: 2017
Appellation: Touraine
Country: France
Decanter: 91
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 12.0%
Price :
$7.99

AMAZING DEAL AND VALUE, 100% SAUVIGNON! PERIOD!!

A perennial favorite! Sourced from Sauvignon Blanc vines that root into the chalky soils of Touriane, giving almost unheard of minerality at this price. “Pine needle and restrained gooseberry aromas. An elegantly composed palate, with zippy crunch and fresh apples on the long finish.” - Decanter

Winery Notes:
WHY WE LOVE IT
A perennial favorite here at Grape!! Sourced from Sauvignon Blanc vines that root into the chalky soils of Touriane, giving almost unheard of minerality at this price.

Varietal Composition:
100% Sauvignon Blanc

Elaboration:
Cold maceration, which creates a very open, fruity, and aromatic profile. Aged in stainless-steel vat on fine lees; bottled in early (every February) to maintain maximum freshness and verve.

Tasting Notes:
Pale yellow. Citrus and flint on the nose, with a medium bodied palate and quenching acidity.

O+T (or in long form the Confrerie de Vignerons d’ Oisly et Thesée) has long played a leading role in the Loire winegrowing area of Touraine. In the sixties, with the aim being to make better and fresher wines, O+T was the first French cooperative to install stainless steel tanks in the cellar. Over time the company has continued to push the envelope on expectations of quality out of this area, and their flagship Sauvignon Blanc bottling has long been one of our best-selling wines.

The vineyards that belong to the 60 “vignerons” that are a member of the O+T brotherhood are all situated east of the city Tours, in the vicinity of the villages Oisly and Thesée.

Grape varieties are predominantly Sauvignon Blanc and Gamay, with Cot (Malbec), Pineau (Chenin Blanc) and Pinot Noir as secondary varieties. The members of the Confrerie are oriented towards quality instead of quantity – Intense leaf plucking and aggressive green harvesting are the norm, and you won’t find use of chemical inputs here!