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Fumées Blanches
Fumées Blanches
François Lurton

Style Light white Old World Country France Price $11
Vintage tasted 2009 Grapes Sauvignon Blanc
Website www.francoislurton.com

Overview You might not know it by the exorbitant prices of Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Champagne, but France can be an impressive country for value wine. Lesser-known regions such as the Languedoc can rival even Spain and Portugal in quality-to-price ratio. This Sauvignon Blanc (Fumé Blanc is an alternate name for the grape), comes from Gers, an obscure region in the southwest of France. It’s a great example of how exciting these as-yet-relatively-unknown regions can be.

Nose With a nice balance between vegetal, floral, grassy, and fruit (especially melon) aromas, this wine has something for everyone.

Mouth More of the same here, along with an acidity that’s refreshing but not overpowering. This would be an ideal summer sipper.
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