PLANNING for SUMMER: Consider getting a little stash for summer drinking. A super-refresher from a cool climate.
The Sauvignon grape originated in the Loire Valley of France where the wines express the cool climate and the French fondness for â€˜understatedâ€™ wines. Taste this Sauvignon and youâ€™ll feel the sharpness of a good aperitif and the suggestion of an appetizer. (But too light for a main course). A very different experience from the â€˜party moodâ€™ of most of todays popular Sauvignons. I love the fresh, frankness of this wine â€“ thereâ€™s not a trace of make-up or prettiness.
JOEL DELAUNAY 15 Sauvignon Blanc â€˜Le Grand Ballonâ€™ Loire, France 469593 Vintages $13.95