`TYDY` Sauvignon Blanc IGP Val de Loire

Loire

TYDY

TYDY stands for Thierry Delaunay, the fifth-generation owner of Domaine Joël Delaunay. It...

is made from Sauvignon Blanc grown in the Touraine region. Holy Snail is another label. Both are IGP Valle de la Loire, so offer great value.

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Vineyards

TYDY Sauvignon Blanc is a blend of fine cuvées of Sauvignon Blanc from across the Touraine region of the Loire Valley. A portion of the grapes are bought in from long-standing growers, carefully selected by Thierry Delaunay.

Vintage Information

Spring frosts in April affected yields in some areas of the Loire Valley, however, a long, warm summer gave the grapes concentration and sugar enabling them to ripen fully. Summer was so warm that many producers harvested around one month ahead of schedule. The 2017 vintage is looking promising as the wines are fruit-driven and despite their advanced state of ripeness at harvest this year, retain good acidity and a pleasing balance on the palate. Yields are up around 7% compared to the 2016 vintage.

Vinification

After pneumatic pressing, fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks over a period of 20 days at 16°C. After fermentation, the wine was aged on fine lees prior to blending before cross flow filtration and bottling.

Tasting Notes

This Sauvignon Blanc is pale yellow in colour with green tints. An expressive nose, marrying grapefruit, gooseberry, pear, fresh lime and a subtle touch of tropical fruit. These bright fruits continue onto the palate, which is round, fleshy and framed by a delicate touch of sweetness. A soft and perfumed Sauvignon Blanc.

Vintage Information

Vintage 2017
Grape varieties 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Region Loire
Winemaker Thierry Delaunay
Alcohol (ABV) 12%
Acidity 4.95g/l
Residual Sugar 5g/l
Wine pH 3.27