Louis Bovard Buxus Sauvignon 2016
The fact that Sauvignon Blanc is on your radar when you think of the canton of Vaud is thanks to Louis Philippe Bovard. In the early 90s, he already recognized that the sun-drenched vines and those of Lake Geneva that are always climatically balanced are predestined for Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc. Buxus is the Latin name for boxwood and this note is not so unusual in Sauvignon Blanc. But only a few winegrowers manage to integrate this note discreetly into the wine. This Sauvignon Blanc can be measured with the finest of what this grape variety can represent. Reminds a little of Dagueneau's Buisson Rénard. Strong golden yellow, boxwood, some green peppers, musk and gooseberry, a really very expressive nose. Exotic fullness on the palate in the form of passion fruit sorbet, lemon, ripe pineapple and also tangerine. The acid guides the wine! Something vital is more familiar from Riesling. A very quick fidel Sauvignon Blanc. Complex, with depth and yet always on the light side. Very French in its way and a little reminiscent of a very big Sancerre.