Pouilly Fumé 'La Renardière'

£18.50
Pouilly Fumé 'La Renardière'

Classic single domaine Pouilly-Fumé.

Specifications

Country, Region
France, Loire
Grape
Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage
2017
ABV
12.5%
Food friend
Soft cheese
Vegan
Vegetarian

Additional Details

Tasting Notes

Classic herb and asparagus notes, the palate is lively, fresh and aromatic, an elegant wine with a clean steely finish.

Producer details

Robert Poirier established "La Renardière" close to a small wood inhabited by foxes hence the name. He was a pioneer with a passion for modernism and a firm believer in the potential of Pouilly-Fumé. He expanded the estate over the years and opened a wine bar "Au Pouilly", in Nevers. Eugène Bouchié bought a vineyard from the neighbouring Château, on the same Saint Andelain hill, where the soils are composed of flinty clay and limestone. At the beginning of the last century, their children's' marriage gave birth to the present domain. The blending of these two terroirs gives the "La Renardière" cuvées their complexity. Having studied oenology in Burgundy, Arnaud Bouchié returned to the family property and now oversees the winemaking.

In the vineyard

Grapes are hand and machine harvested from 30 year old Sauvignon Blanc vines within a 22 hectare vineyard on the hill of St Andelain on a mix of Silex and Kimmerigian clay. The estate undertakes disease and pest control measures by maintaining natural balance ("lutte raisonnée") and works the soil in a traditional way.

In the winery

Individual parcels are vinified separately. The grapes are gently pressed pneumatically. Prior to fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the must is naturally clarified by cold stabilisation and some of the grapes are macerated on the skins for a short period to maximise flavour complexity. Either wild or selected yeasts are used, depending on conditions - indigenous yeasts are believed to add more character. The fermentation is cool and slow over 3 weeks and the wine remains on the fine lees. The gravity fed cellar is on two levels and all temperature controlled.

Food Recommendations

Best served chilled with shellfish, grilled white fish or chicken and soft cheeses or on its own as an aperitif.

Awards

2017 Vintage: IWSC 2018 - Silver

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