The Holy Snail Sauvignon Blanc
Taking the limelight this wine as our Wine of the Week is the pious sounding “Holy Snail” by Thierry Delaunay. Thierry took over the reigns at his father’s vineyard in France in 1998 after studying wine making vintages across the globe in pursuit of vinous perfection.
The production process for this sauvignon involves pressing the grapes gently in a pneumatic press, followed by fermentation in stainless steel vats, and finally being left it on it’s yeast lees for 3 months to develop richness and flavour.
This pale golden sauvignon has fresh, grassy herbal notes, followed by blackcurrant, grapefruit and floral flavours on the palate. It is crisp and fresh with a good balance of delicate fruit flavours and zippy, refreshing acidity. It is a classic Old World Sauvignon that is a half way house between Sancerre and Kiwi.
This wine will pair beautifully with rich fish (salmon, tuna etc), shellfish, vegetarian foods, goat’s cheese and is also perfect chilled and sipped on it’s own.
If you’re eating something different, we have a wide selection of wines available at a range of prices to suit all budgets, and our off-sales team are always happy to advise you on the right choice to match a particular dish.