Domaine Mathieu Coste is a little vineyard located in a quiet little corner of the Loire Valley called the Coteaux du Giennois. Which is south of the famous region of Sancerre and more importantly close to Bourgogne. All of his wines have long elevage periods before bottling and often stay in the bottle for extended periods before release. This sauvignon blanc was left on skins for half a day before being pressed to stainless steel for fermentation. When you drink this wine you get a glimpse of the really ripe tropical fruit characters typical of the varietal, but what makes it wonderful, is the tension, lift and length in the mouth. Such precision!