Domaine la Colombette, Sauvignon

€12.99

Another really beautiful, charming and fresh, light, almost delicate white, from one of France's more overlooked regions, this is a gorgeous version of Sauvignon Blanc that is neither too austere as some from the Loire can be, nor too intense in the vein of the New World. This is full of apple, nettle and blossom flavours, this is like a glass of sunshine and is excellent with or without food.

Made in the Libron valley just outside the city of Beziers in the bit between Languedoc and Roussillon, that is Hérault, this is made by the zany, dedicated and wonderfully charismatic (not to mention talented) Pugibet family. They gently work away at a wide array of varieties and produce delightful wines in an array of styles. Whites from red grapes, roses and blends of the lot of them - never over the top, never too lean, and always representative of the varying soil types that they have at their disposal. In fact, it is this adherence to the capability of each vineyard plot that drives their wine making philosophy - respect what each parcel can bring to each variety and then don't muck it up in the winery. This is the way (as the Mandalorian would say).

The logo on the label (not that it matters) is rather lovely too - it's a homage to the name of the Domaine, which means Little Dove, and it's a vision of the dove in flight, in gold, which is nice.

It's also another one noteworthy of very moderate alcohol level. Delicious.

Region: Hérault

Country: France

Grape(s): Sauvignon Blanc

Style: Light, Fruity, Fresh, Bright

Best food matches: Shellfish, Seafood, Scallops, Salads, Pasta, Oysters, Cheeses, Aperitif

Alcohol: 11.5%

Why buy from us?

When you buy wine from The Allotment Wine Co. you're helping a small Irish company that in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers who grow the grapes and make amazing wines. We only work with partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.

Delivery & Returns

You'll get free delivery when you buy 12 x 75cl bottles of wine online from The Allotment, saving you €7.50.

We charge €7.50 per delivery for quantities less than that.

Our hours for processing orders are between 9am - 6pm Monday to Friday.

We pack your online wine order along the following timelines:

Wine orders for delivery in Dublin, received before 12pm on weekdays are prepared so that delivery should be expected the next working day.

Wine orders for nationwide delivery, received by 12pm on weekdays are prepared so that delivery should be expected two working days later.

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Patrick H.
Hi, I'm Chris Gifford.

And you're very welcome to The Allotment Wine Co.

When you wine from me, you're supporting a small Irish business which in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers, as well as other small, dedicated Irish wine importers.

When selecting wines, I look for partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.