Domaine Raymond Morin "La Sauvignole", 2019, Loire Valley, France
£17.25 (inc VAT)
If you bottled Paul Simons Graceland, it would taste like this upbeat Sauvignon.
The Paul Simons Graceland of wine. An upbeat holiday vibe from left field. Lively, fun and friendly, but somehow timelessly fresh and rejuvenating. Crunchy green apple, spring buds, perky passionfruit and crisp citrus. Simply add friends, sunshine, a barbecue and you've got a party right there. Does anyone have a number for Ladysmith Black Mambazo?
The Morin family have been winemakers for four generations. Based in the heart of the Layon hillsides, they produce a dozen wines from three main sites. They modestly put their success down to the sheer generosity of the soils around Anjou, but they certainly know how to make the most of them. By front-loading the process basically doing much of the winemaking process in the fields and then taking their time where possible when fermenting, they create wines more expressive and sophisticated than a mime in a tuxedo.