Domaine Emile Balland Coteaux du Giennois 'Bland les Beaux Jours' 2018
Classic Loire Sauvignon from a young grower producing superb quality, organic farmed grapes. Aromas of grapefruit, light floral notes and a hint of citrus peel. Classic crisp palate with a bit of weight from extended lees contact.
This tiny 6.5 hectare domaine in the Loire was started by Emile Balland in 1999. The Ballands have been making wines in the Loire since 1650 and his father was instrumental in achieving recognition for the young AOC Coteaux du Giennois in the 1980s. The Beaux Jours blanc is produced from vineyards on the slopes of the Loire river at Bonny and Beaulieu.