The Holy Snail Sauvignon Blanc is blended from fine cuvées of Sauvignon Blanc from across the Touraine region of the Loire Valley. A portion of the grapes are bought in from long-standing growers, carefully selected by Thierry Delaunay.
The 2020 vintage began with a mild winter without any significant episodes of frost. The summer was very dry with little rain from the beginning of June, which brought the harvest forward to the end of August. The fruit was picked in ideal conditions, expressing perfect maturity and freshness.
After pneumatic pressing, alcoholic fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks over a period of 20 days at 16°C. After fermentation, the wine was aged on fine lees in stainless steel tank and then blended by Thierry Delaunay before cross-flow filtration and bottling.
This Sauvignon Blanc is pale yellow in colour with green tints. It has an expressive nose, marrying grapefruit, gooseberry, fresh lime and a subtle touch of tropical fruit. These bright fruits continue onto the palate, which is round, fleshy and framed by a delicate touch of sweetness. This wine is a soft and perfumed Sauvignon Blanc.