Hervé Villemade Sauvignon Blanc shows classic Loire Valley aromas of exotic tropical fruit and invigorating flavours of lemongrass, ripe pear, and nectarine. The palate is supple and zesty, balanced with a flinty, mineral quality that adds a refreshing tang and texture. Perfect for sipping on a warm day with a variety of foods.
'Herve Villemade Sauvignon Blanc is rich, zesty with subtle floral nose. Palate is generous and round with creamy soft mouthfeel. Bright white fruit, flowery hints, tropical touches, this is an utterly pleasing and moreish white' Fiona Cashin
DOMAINE HERVÉ VILLEMADE, Cour-Cheverny
Domaine Hervé Villemade is an estate of 25 hectares (17 of which are planted) located in Cour-Cheverny. It has passed from father to son from the installation of Hervé’s grandfather in 1939. Hervé took over the estate in 1995, after studying viticulture and winemaking.
In the late 90’s Hervé tasted his neighbour Thierry Puzelat’s wines (who was then in his second year of organic viticulture) as well as Marcel Lapierre’s Morgon and was struck by their purity. He decided to turn a couple of hectares organic just to check: no synthetic products, but ploughing and hand harvest instead, and no-or very-little sulphur. The results proved to him that he should travel the non-interventionist path. Hervé’s wines carry a trademark purity of fruit, the wines are fleshy, honest, generous and articulate.