We are delighted to have secured a parcel of this gem of a Pouilly Fume. Lots of fresh, herbaceous fruit with a hint of liquorice on the nose. In the mouth, there are delicious Sauvignon Blanc characteristics with citrus and gooseberry flavours.
An acclaimed producer whose exhibit the complexity of the terroir of Chavignol, being chalky with a touch of gunflint then opening on the palate with a broad array of flavours and wonderful length. The grapes for this wine are harvested from the Monts Damnes, slopes so steep that they are called cursed. A graceful and flavourful wine that will age and age. It has classic Loire characteristics of blackcurrant leaf, yellow plum and lemon with mineral and floral notes on the palate.
Domaine Huet is a well-established name in Vouvray and they were early pioneers of biodynamics in the region. This wine has really delicious notes of apples, lemon curd and honey on the nose. The palate is quite full and rich with more of these ripe fruit and honey flavours and lovely mineral streak which combined with fresh acidity cuts through the sweetness.
Chenin Blanc is much the preserve of South African winemakers these days, but its origins lie in the Loire Valley. Savennières and Coteaux de Layon are perhaps the most famous Loire Chenins, but not always entirely ‘price accessible’. Vouvray provides an elegant and very affordable solution. The Vieux Vauvert is medium-dry (which is to say, there’s just a hint of sweetness) with a lively fresh finish. This wine has a plethora of flavours to share: among them, ripe apple, quince, lime and citrus blossom.
Benchmark Pouilly- Fumé from the historic Ladoucette family who have been producing wine in the region since the eighteenth century. The nose is a veritable explosion of fruit, floral, herbaceous and gunflint notes. On the palate they are joined by crunchy green apple, pear and more citrus fruit. Searing acidity keeps makes it last and last on the finish.