16 August 2011 News
We're a little bit late reporting this news, but it's impressive and we wanted to share - Francois Lurton's Les Fumees Blanches 2010 was judged winner of the Trophy for Best Value Vin de France Sauvignon Blanc at the ANIVIN competition held earlier this year.  We just saw an article pop up by Anthony Rose on the Vin de France category that references this competition and Les Fumees Blanches (in the UK's Independent, see here). ANIVIN is the French Trade Organization that governed Vins de Pays and Vins de Table, and now oversees Vins de France.    Francois Lurton has made Les Fumees Blanches for sixteen vintages, honing in on the special characteristics Sauvignon derives from several vineyard areas in the southwest of France: richer, melon aromas from Languedoc plantings, herbaceous and fresh green fruit from the Tarn, and pure gooseberry, blackcurrant and freshly cut grass from the Gers.