J. S. RASCH VIN & SPIRITUS
J. S. Rasch wine and colonial trade has been selling the good things in life since 1807. The current ownership goes back 2 generations.
Sauvignon Blanc – Vin de France
Light yellow color with a green tint. Clean, youthful, fruity, aromatic- typical grape scent with hints of citrus, pear, gooseberry and blackcurrant leaves. Dry, very fresh, fruity taste with hints of lime, gooseberry, pear and blackcurrant leaves.
The grape skins were allowed to macerate together with the must for 8-12 hours before they were pressed. The must was then transferred to stainless steel tanks for cold stabilization at 8-10°C for a couple of days before alcoholic fermentation started using cultured yeast.
After completion of fermentation, the wine is stored for a couple of weeks together with its lees.
As an apéritif or with fish and shellfish dishes. And feel free to try it with sour goat cheese.
The grapes for Les Fumées Blanches Sauvignon Blanc come from vineyards in the four regions of Languedoc, Gers, Tarn and Charentes.
Grapes Sauvignon Blanc 100%
Harvest The grapes were mechanically harvested in the early morning to maintain maximum freshness.
Harvest output 60-70 hl/ha
François Lurton one of the biggest names in the wine world
François Lurton was born and raised in a castle in Bordeaux. However, he began his own success story as a flying winemaker in South America. Today, François Lurton is the man behind a series of successful wines from estates in Argentina, Chile, Spain and France. François is called the “white wine king” for his skillful handling of the sauvignon blanc grape, not least in the form of the hit Les Fumées Blanches but also as an orange wine and as a craft gin in the form of the celebrated Sorgin.
It all started in the early 1990s when François and his brother Jaques worked as flying winemakers together in Argentina. There they also acquired their first vineyards. In 2007, they parted ways and today François is the sole owner of a very successful and growing wine empire. Below you can click and read more about François Lurton’s other wine properties:
Mas Janeil and Domaine de Nizas in southern French Languedoc-Roussillion
Bodega Piedra Negra in Mendoza, Argentina and Hacienda Araucano in the Lolo Valley in Chile
Spanish Campo Eliseo Estate in Rueda