ON WINE: Upper Loire offers high-quality Sauvignon Blancs from classic and emerging districts

ON WINE: Upper Loire offers high-quality Sauvignon Blancs from classic and emerging districts

In the eternal search for the white wine that can rival Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc has always been the front-runner. Our own search for high-quality, affordable Sauvignon Blancs has led us to the Loire Valley, where producers from established and emerging districts now ship their Sauvignon Blanc wines to the United States.

The Upper Loire—the eastern part of the valley, closest to Paris—is the center of production for Sauvignon Blanc. Millions of years ago the ocean covered this area

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