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2019 Nicolas Barbou Utopie Creative

France Direct
Expected Arrival:
October, 2022
France Direct wines are sourced from individual cellars in France. They ship directly to our Napa warehouse each quarter.

ITEM 8228088 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
loclkimm 1 $92 $92
Meaty Po… 1 $92 $92
Liveforw… 1 of 3 $91 $91
3 $90
Item Sold Amount Date
I8228089 3 $91 May 22, 2022
I8228088 2 $92 May 22, 2022
I8228088 1 $91 May 22, 2022
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REGION

France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Oisly

Touraine AOC is a sub-appellation of the Loire Valley, one of France’s largest and most picturesque wine regions. Located around the city of Tours, the region is known as château country because of the many fairy-tale castles located along the Loire River, its tributaries and plains. Touraine was awarded AOC status in 1939 and it includes 13,000 acres and 70 communes. Red, white and rosé wines can be made in this AOC. Red grapes grown in Touraine are Gamay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Pinot Noir. The white wine grapes grown here are Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc. Red Touraines are tannic and sometimes fruity. Whites are dry and full-bodied. Wine writer Hugh Johnson notes that the best reds of Touraine “have all the fragrance and charm of Cabernet Franc.”

TYPE

White Wine, Sauvignon Blanc

This crisp, dry white wine hails from France but is grown in wine regions around the world. In California, it is sometimes called Fume Blanc; while in Sauternes, it is a component of their famous dessert wines.