2017 Domaine Octavie, Sauvignon Blanc, Touraine, Loire Valley, France
Isabelle & Noe Rouballay own and run this charming small domaine in southern Touraine on a plateau between the Loire and Cher rivers at Oisly.
This family run domaine is totally focused on producing quality wines. They adhere to the TERRA VITIS approach, which is a system which minimizes the use of artificial fertilizers and pesticides. Domaine Octavie has been in the same family since 1885. Isabelle & Noe Rouballay are the 5th generation to grow their own grapes and produce their own wine on the estate. With 30 hectares of vineyards primarily devoted to Sauvignon Blanc, the weather is oceanic with continental influences.
The soils are sand over clay with small silex. Noe and Issebelle harvest at optimal maturity, de-stem and press directly. They let the juices settle in low temperature, stainless steel vats overnight where the wines stay on their fine lees until bottling. Isabelle & Noe’s wines are regularly recognized at the national and international competitions.