Sauvignon Blanc Sarrasine 2021, Vignerons Ardechois, Ardeche
Fruity, floral and citrus notes. Balanced between liveliness and freshness.
The Vignerons Ardéchois Cave Co-opérative (also known as U.V.I.C.A – Union des Vignerons des Coteaux de l’Ardèche) has its roots in the late 1960s when the Presidents of 7 major Cave Co-opératives agreed a unified policy of modernisation, re-planting and marketing. Based in the town of Ruoms, 20 kilometres south of Aubenas this forward-thinking, modernist collective has done much to revive the fortunes of this ancient vine-area, which dates back to Roman times. Today the Vignerons Ardéchois co-operative represents some 2000 grape growers from 21 different smaller co-operatives. U.V.I.C.A is a terrific source of keenly-priced, well made single variety wines and accessible, fruit-driven blends.
This cuvée is made from the first free-run and press juices in order to preserve all the freshness and aromatic intensity of this grape variety. Only the first fermentation is sought after with strict temperature control and aging on the lees for several months to extract the texture and aromas of the grape variety.