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Thursday, 22 April 2010

2009 Sauvignon Vin de Pays Domaine du Haut Bourg

This Vin de Pays du Val de Loire comes from Hervé and Nicolas Choblet of the Domaine du Haut Bourg in Bouaye, the leading town in the AC Muscadet Côtes de Grandlieu. The 2009 is attractively fresh and fruity, slightly grassy but also with grapefruit and other citric notes. This is a good easy drinking wine with no great length or complexity but makes an attractive apero and I'm sure would be good with goats' cheese dishes.

The Choblets, who may be related to the Choblets (Luc and Jérrôme) of the Domaine des Herbauges in Bouaye, have 40 hectares of vines. The Choblet's Sauvignon Blanc is available in the UK through Dudley Jones Fine Wine (

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