Dupuis Ludovic bottle

Dupuis Ludovic

Sauvignon Blanc, 2014

Dupuis Ludovic first planted Sauvignon Blanc grapes on his family’s land, Domaine Les Mardelles, in 1995—about 2,000 years after the Romans introduced grapevines to France’s Loire Valley. But Dupuis’s wines hold up against the more venerable Loire wines. The vineyard sits in tiny Châtillon-Sur-Cher, in the heart of Touraine—one of the Loire’s best areas for Sauvignon Blanc. Dupuis may be a relative newcomer, yet his wines taste as if he’s an old pro.

Profile

Dupuis Ludovic Sauvignon Blanc is classic in style—full of the fresh, zesty aromas and flavors that are synonymous with a Loire Sauvignon Blanc.

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SWEETNESS
BODY
ACIDITY
APPEARANCE
Light yellow with green edges
APPEARANCE
Light yellow with green edges
FLAVORS & AROMAS
Kiwi
Lime zest
Green apple
Grass

Pairing

These vibrant wines often taste of passion fruit or citrus, sometimes accented with an herbaceous note. A fruity-zesty balance, a signature of Sauvignon Blanc, is what makes these wines delicious with goat cheese (a staple pairing in France’s Loire Valley); the wine makes the cheese taste creamier.

TASTING TIP

Note that the wine doesn’t smell or taste like grapefruit, which is more common in Sauvignon Blancs from New Zealand and South Africa.

Uncork a zesty white to cut the richness of the blue cheese, tame the spicy heat—then bring those flavors into balance.

A zesty white will match this dish's citrusy flavor and tame the spicy heat. The wine will also help cut the fish's richness.

Pour a zesty, tropical white since it'll complement the toasty sesame flavor of the dish. Always a delicious flavor combo.

Uncork a zesty white that'll cut the salmon's richness, and also refresh your palate after each garlicky bite.

A zesty white will balance the dish's spicy heat, and also cut the richness of the cheese. Delicious.

A zesty white will help balance the dish's richness, as well as complement the savory and sweet flavors at play.

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More About The Wine

The Loire Valley, called the Garden of France for all its vineyards, farms and orchards, is the perfect wine region. Several red and white grape varieties grow well here because the Loire River provides a moderating, cooling effect on what would otherwise be a warm region. This gives it an ideal climate for vines—especially Sauvignon Blanc.

DID YOU KNOW?

The Loire Valley is the only French wine region that produces every type of wine: red, white, rosé, dry, sweet and sparkling.

  • VARIETY
    Sauvignon Blanc
  • VINTAGE
    2014
  • VINEYARD
    Domaine Les Mardelles
  • APPELLATION REGION, STATE
    Touraine, France
  • OAK
    Stainless steel (no oak)
  • SOIL
    Sand and flinty clay
  • ALCOHOL
    12.5%
  • FARMING
    Conventional

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