Samantha Bailey, who started as a wine enthusiast, was there at the beginning of this adventure. Since then, she has grown into our Master Blender and has key responsibilities: building long-standing relationships, tasting, understanding the terroir and appellations, and pushing the boundaries. She is at the heart of the whole process from blending to quality assessment, making sure there is always a Boutinot touch in every cuvée. We are proud to also count Guillaume Letang and Julien Dugas in our winemaking team. Guillaume oversees the South of France and Languedoc, whilst Julien looks after our property in Cairanne. Together they have the local knowledge to select and blend the very best wines from throughout. Eric Monnin oversees every aspect of production and makes sure everything our winemakers blend and source is top quality.
Bellefontaine Bellefontaine Sauvignon Blanc, Vin de France 2022
Every year Boutinot winemakers select only quality parcels of wine from different estates and producers, each contributing key components to the finished blend. The grapes for this 100% Sauvignon Blanc are sourced from Gascony where Sauvignon Blanc typically displays excellent varietal purity and from cooler sites in the Languedoc. The Languedoc has a a warm mediterranean climate so by selecting cooler sites where their flavours can develop fully whilst retaining their deliciously zippy acidity and characterful flavours.
This wine possesses fine aromatics, a pure citrus fruit expression, with herbaceous aromas and crisp green apples on the palate. Fresh acidity, varietal character and above all, a clean, persistent finish.
Drink on its own, well chilled, or try with tapas -the racy acidity in the wine makes it a great match for seafood in particular – boquerones anchovies would be fantastic!