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Ch Du Coing De St Fiacre Muscadet Sevre Et Maine Sur Lie 2015 (1x 75cl)

A delicate, pale lemon colour with light floral aromas of jasmine, pear and lightly toasted bread. The palate is juicy with pure, citrus fruit character and a long, fine-textured finish.

£9.95

Chereau Carre Muscadet de Sevre et Maine Sur Lie 'La Griffe' 2013 (1x 75cl)

“Sur Lie” means the wine was matured on its lees until bottling, giving it an attractive “prickle” on the palate and nice weight. Clean tasting with crisp acidity and a bright, dry minerality.

£8.88

Chereau Carre Muscadet Sevre et Maine Cuvee des Ducs 2013 (1x 75cl)

This Muscadet is dry and fruity with apple flavours. Light yellow colour. Very fresh on the nose.

£7.74

Domaine Bonnard Pouilly Fume 2015 (1x 75cl)

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.

£16.08

Domaine Henri Bourgeois Sancerre Blanc Le M.D. 2013 (1x 75cl)

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.

£20.46

Domaines De Ladoucette Pouilly Fume 2013 (1x 75cl)

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.
£23.04

Marcel Martin Touraine Sauvignon La Perclaire 2015 (1x 75cl)

Expressive Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire showing exotic fruits on the nose. Great alternative to New World Sauvignon Blanc or Sancerre.

£10.74

Millet Sancerre 2016 (1x 75cl)

The wine has an intensely aromatic nose of leaves, herbs and minerals. It has fresh acidity and is dry and fruity with a flinty quality.
£16.37

Pascal Jolivet Pouilly Fume 2014 (1x 75cl)

A wine with dazzling character high minerality. Rich elegant and full of finesse. Food Matching Seafood crustacea fish and goats cheese will match wonderfully with this classic Sauvignon wine.

£15.60

Pascal Jolivet Pouilly Fume 2015 (1x75cl)

Pascal Jolivet, founded in 1987, is one of the most dynamic domaines in France’s Loire Valley. Based in Sancerre, the domaine now owns 95 hectares of vineyards spread across the appellations of Sancerre (75), Pouilly Fumé (20) and 50 hectares in Touraine. The domaine supplements the estate holdings with additional fruit sourced from long-term contract growers from some of the prime sites of the region including ‘Les Caillotes’, ‘Le Chêne Marchand’ and ‘Le Clos du Roy’.

Jolivet owns 42 hectares of vineyard in Sancerre, close to the villages of Bué, Verdigny and Ste Gemme and 8 hectares in the villages of Les Loges, St Andelain and Tracy in the Pouilly-Fumé appellation.

Valentina Buoso, a young, dynamic winemaker took over from her predecessor, Jean-Luc Soty, who had worked with Pascal for 22 years, in 2013. Pascal shares his philosophy with Valentina: to work in harmony with nature to produce wines with purity of fruit, a linear character and minerality, allowing a natural expression of the vineyard to give the wines a sense of place.

Pascal’s twofold vision is to retain the style and quality of the wines but with greater precision and elegance, and to refocus on the Loire as ‘the home of Sauvignon Blanc’. The natural potential of the fruit is ‘passively’ developed, meaning that no chemicals are used for juice clarification and no industrial yeasts during fermentation. This approach to winemaking has been embraced since Pascal’s first vintage back in 1990.

Pouilly is situated 200km south of Paris, on the east bank of the Loire. Jolivet own 8 hectares, in the villages of Les Loges, St Andelain and Tracy. Located close to the Loire River and surrounded by forest creates a relatively mild micro climate for the vineyards. The soils in Les Loges (50% of blend) are chalky, giving the resultant wine length and body, while in St Andelain (30% of blend) and Tracy (20% of blend) flint and clay dominate. The grapes grown in these soils add ripeness and fruit to the character to the blend.

After harvest, the grapes are hand sorted and then gently pressed. The juice is then fermented in stainless steel using natural yeasts, at 16°C for 33 days. The grapes from each parcel are fermented separately. After fermentation, the wine spends a further two months ageing in stainless steel before bottling.

Vibrant yellow colour with restrained aromas of citrus, apple and flint. It is precise and layered with clean, driving acidity, elegance and finesse. A wine with dazzling character high minerality. 

 

£17.60

Pascal Jolivet Pouilly Fume 2016 (1x75cl)

Pascal Jolivet, founded in 1987, is one of the most dynamic domaines in France’s Loire Valley. Based in Sancerre, the domaine now owns 95 hectares of vineyards spread across the appellations of Sancerre (75), Pouilly Fumé (20) and 50 hectares in Touraine. The domaine supplements the estate holdings with additional fruit sourced from long-term contract growers from some of the prime sites of the region including ‘Les Caillotes’, ‘Le Chêne Marchand’ and ‘Le Clos du Roy’.

Jolivet owns 42 hectares of vineyard in Sancerre, close to the villages of Bué, Verdigny and Ste Gemme and 8 hectares in the villages of Les Loges, St Andelain and Tracy in the Pouilly-Fumé appellation.

Valentina Buoso, a young, dynamic winemaker took over from her predecessor, Jean-Luc Soty, who had worked with Pascal for 22 years, in 2013. Pascal shares his philosophy with Valentina: to work in harmony with nature to produce wines with purity of fruit, a linear character and minerality, allowing a natural expression of the vineyard to give the wines a sense of place.

Pascal’s twofold vision is to retain the style and quality of the wines but with greater precision and elegance, and to refocus on the Loire as ‘the home of Sauvignon Blanc’. The natural potential of the fruit is ‘passively’ developed, meaning that no chemicals are used for juice clarification and no industrial yeasts during fermentation. This approach to winemaking has been embraced since Pascal’s first vintage back in 1990.

Pouilly is situated 200km south of Paris, on the east bank of the Loire. Jolivet own 8 hectares, in the villages of Les Loges, St Andelain and Tracy. Located close to the Loire River and surrounded by forest creates a relatively mild micro climate for the vineyards. The soils in Les Loges (50% of blend) are chalky, giving the resultant wine length and body, while in St Andelain (30% of blend) and Tracy (20% of blend) flint and clay dominate. The grapes grown in these soils add ripeness and fruit to the character to the blend.

After harvest, the grapes are hand sorted and then gently pressed. The juice is then fermented in stainless steel using natural yeasts, at 16°C for 33 days. The grapes from each parcel are fermented separately. After fermentation, the wine spends a further two months ageing in stainless steel before bottling.

Vibrant yellow colour with restrained aromas of citrus, apple and flint. It is precise and layered with clean, driving acidity, elegance and finesse. A wine with dazzling character high minerality. 

 

£17.60

Pascal Jolivet Pouilly-Fume Indigene 2012 (1x 75cl)

An intriguing Sauvignon Blanc, with an attractive mouth-feel thanks to the lees aging. Rich in texture and complexity, this wine also has a purity of fruit, pronounced minerality and concentration.
£30.48

Roger Pabiot Pouilly-Fumé Les Champs 2015 (1x 75cl)

There’s no getting away from it: Sauvignon Blanc has been every bit as much the rage in 2016, courtesy of our ever-productive and aromatic Kiwi friends. For those addicted to that undiluted Marlborough hit, we say, by all means, stick with what you love and we can help you with that. But for those NZSB fans curious to venture out a little, for Francophiles and for those who already know they like their Sauvi Blanc restrained just a little, the classics of the Loire – Sancerre, Menetou-Salon and Pouilly-Fumé – cannot be recommended highly enough. This is among the best of the bunch. It has loads of fresh, herbaceous fruit with a hint of liquorice on the nose. In the mouth, there are the usual delicious Sauvignon Blanc characteristics with citrus and gooseberry flavours, all very elegantly balanced here. As a great Franco-Scottish winter fusion, try it with Cullen Skink!

£15.35
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