Les Tuileries 2012 comes from appellation Coteaux du Giennois, which lies North from Pouilly Fume and Sancerre in the Loire Valley. Only Sauvignon Blanc grapes may be used for the production of white wines in the Coteaux du Giennois AOC. Whites are considered to be light and basic. They are not very popular although I think they are great as a summer refreshing beverage.
Les Tuileries 2012 has medium deep, greeny-straw colour and it is quite watery. The nose is pleasant, perfumed and intensive. Over the glass there are aromas of apricot, pineapple, melon, lychee and banana with a subtle note of lime. The aroma is very mineral and has a hint of leaves that brings freshness.
In the mouth the wine is dry, very light, well-balanced. Although it is not that basic as the experts say, I find it short. On the palate there are: peach, lime, asparagus, green apple and lemon zest. The finish is short with nice peach aftertaste and a hint of lemon zest.
Les Tuileries is not a difficult wine to taste. It is very pleasant and perfect for summer!
Les Tuileries 2012 Coteaux du Giennois – wine review:
Wine – Les Tuileries Coteaux du Giennois
Country – France Region – Loire Valley
Appellation – Coteaux du Giennois AOC
Vintage – 2012
Grape varieties – Sauvignon Blanc 100%
Producer – Caves de Pouilly sur Loire Le Tuilerie – Nievre
Style and type – still; white, white, dry
Alcohol – 12,5%
Serving temperature – 12-13°C
Cellaring – no- drink now
Price range – 7-10 Euro
Others – Caves de Pouilly sur Loire is the only one cooperative in Pouilly Fume
Tasting date – Feb 15