2019 Régis Minet Pouilly-Fumé “Vieilles Vignes”, Loire Valley, France

2019 Régis Minet Pouilly-Fumé “Vieilles Vignes”, Loire Valley, France


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Pristine, clean, transparent, vibrant and fresh with the distinctive flinty minerality Pouilly-Fume’s Sauvignon Blancs are so well known for…..Pouilly-sur-Loire produces one of the greatest Sauvignon Blancs in the world.  Creamier, more polished and less assertive than Sancerre to the west.  Régis Minet’s 10 hectares of 25+ year old vineyards sit at 750 feet, surrounded by hills on the far east of the Loire River, and centered proudly on the prized limestone and clay of the Kimmeridgian chain. The scattered flint in these vineyards imbues the wines with a character quite distinctive from the neighboring village of Sancerre.  This is the only wine Minet produces, about 3,300 cases annually.

• Yields average 55 hl/ha (about 3 tons per acre)

• 100% Sauvignon Blanc.  Fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel cuves for 3-4 weeks at a temperature less than 20 degrees Celsius

• Fermentation takes place naturally with indigenous yeasts

• Wine ages for 6 months on fine lees in stainless steel. Depending on the vintage, the lees are stirred two to three times during this time


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