IGP Val de Loire Brochet Sauvignon Blanc
Like a heat seeking missile, this wine goes straight to the essence of Sauvignon Blanc. Piercing, lush fruit flavours including apple, guava, kiwi and passion fruit are pinned with lots of lemony acidity. From the southern Loire (Poitou), this Sauvignon is drier and more mineral than those from southern France. Domaine Ampelidae (from Greek 'Ampelos' meaning vine) was created by current winemaker Frédéric Brochet who inherited some vines from his father back in the 1990's. Frédéric always had a passion for wine, and experemented with his first cuvée at the age of 11! Nowadays, quite the scientist, with a PHd in Oenology (winemaking), he also respects tradition, and strives to produce exciting, contemporary wines from lesser known terroir. You have to admire someone who has the stamina of a marathon runner and the sleeping pattern of a round the world yachtsman! Enjoy this wine on its own or with goats cheese dishes. It also is a great mixer with cassis, framboise and mure.
87 Points - The Wine Gang, 'Clean, punchy, crisp and pungent, this organic Sauvignon from the Pouitou region of the Southern Loire Valley is almost Kiwi-esque in its bright, attractive tropical fruit and gooseberry vividness and slap-in-the-face racy lime finish.' April 2015 (2013 vintage)
In 1995 during the first year of his PhD in Oenology and Ampelology, Frédéric Brochet created Domaine Ampelidae (from the Greek Ampelos meaning vine), out of those few vines inherited from his father. The move towards converting to organic began in 2000. Ecocert certification in Organic Agriculture was given in 2004, and all vines became organic in 2007.