Bone dry and mineral as can-be. This is a Sauv Blanc for the anti-new zealand style SB lover. Truly hewn from the mineral earth this wine is a vibrant and lively approach that tastes more Chenin than grassy, limey SB.
It's really good wine, and at a hell of a good price too.
Mikaël Bouges works a small, 8ha estate in the village of Faverolles-sur-Cher in Touraine. For years, he labored on his father's estate in a neighboring village, but after his father retired, Mikaël could not afford to buy his father's share and was forced to look for new vineyard sites to establish his own domaine. With the help of Catherine and Didier Barouillet of Clos Roche Blanche, Mikaël managed to acquire his current parcels of Côt, Sauvignon Blanc, Menu Pineau, and Chenin. Mikaël's father worked organically as far back as the early ‘90s, so a thoughtful approach in the vineyard and the cellar has always been essential. Today, the vines are farmed organically, and Mikaël seeks to express the varied alluvial soil types of the Cher valley by making single varietal wines from each of his individual parcels. In the cellar, the wines ferment spontaneously and are not filtered or fined with a small amount of sulfur used only at bottling. The resulting wines are profoundly mineral and represent a real sense of place, classical in their expression with incredible purity and plenty of age-worthiness.