Wine producers constantly stress the need for high-quality grapes to make excellent wines. Yet one of the most extraordinary and delicious wines made in Ontario in the last few years originated in a vineyard that had been abandoned for the season because the grapes were ruined by birds, fruit flies, and rot.
Loire Valley sauvignon blancs are unlike their British Columbia, California, and southern hemisphere counterparts. All have similar components, but they are put together very differently.
If there’s one superior white wine that has sprung to greater attention than all others in the last two decades, it’s sauvignon blanc.
Think of French wine regions, and the Loire Valley is not one that is top of mind.