Julien Pineau Roche Blanche 2015

Synopsis, Our Opinion: Unusual Sauvignon Blanc that’s an excellent Vin de table wine.

Producer/Winery: Julien Pineau; Loir et Cher, France.

Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Vin de France.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $25.20 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Grilled salmon, pasta with cream sauce, nutmeg, white pepper, Parmesan cheese, Italian parsley and peas.


    Chilled before drinking. Slightly cloudy, wheat straw color. Light aromas of wet stone, cooked asparagus, crushed arborvitae (Thuja species) branches and hints of tropical fruit. Intense mouth feel, lively, light to medium body and a 150-grit texture. Tangy flavors of lemon & lime, unripe honeydew melon, oysters on the half shell and intermittent unidentifiable tropical fruit. Strong zesty acidity and a medium-length California grapefruit tasting finish. We expected grassy and citrus, but it was more fruity and evergreen. Also right out of the cooler it had a freshness that was noteworthy, but it lost a some of its unique expressiveness as it warmed. Unusual Sauvignon Blanc that’s an excellent Vin de table wine.

Julien Pineau in his Pouillé vineyard
Photo from Louis/Dressner.

Alcohol Content: 13%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: Not available.

Imported by: Louis/Dressner Selections; New York, New York.Not applicable.