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Pouilly Fume `Les Duchesses` Domaine Laporte 2013

Country
France
Region
Loire Valley,
Central Vineyards
Producer
Domaine Laporte
Grape(s)
Sauvignon Blanc
Type
White
Style
Mineral
Oaked Style
Lightly oaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Dry / Sweet Style
Dry
Alcohol Content (%)
12.5
Closure Style
Cork
Organic / Biodynamic
Normal

Region

This beautiful region is situated 200Km south of Paris and extends west along the high reaches of the Loire River. This is a cold climate northern wine making region and includes the following famous villages; Sancerre, Pouilly Sur Loire, Quincy and Menetou-Salon. There are only two permitted grape varieties, namely, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. The soils have a high percentage of flint and limestone and this results in crisp, aromatic whites and perfumed, elegant rose and reds. Littered with artisan producers, the best single domaine wines are made in small quantities and are of top drawer quality. In recent years, the demand for the best wines in the region has exceeded supply.

Producer

Founded in 1850 Domaine Laporte sits on the edge of a valley known as La Cassure de Sancerre. This unique geological formation is divided into two distinct soil types. limestone hills on one side of the valley, flint hills on the opposite side. Grapes grown on each of these different soils are vinified accordingly by each parcel.This careful respect for soil typicity and place gives each wine an individual expression and personality. Owned by the incomparable Henri Bourgeois this show piece estate is renowned for being a top quality producer of both Pouilly Fume and Sancerre and has collected a bundle of awards and medals over the last decade or so.

Tasting (Long)

Grown in this northern climate and on the stone\flint plateau overlooking the Loire River this is a classic example of cracking winemaking and low yielding Sauvignon Blanc vines producing fantastic grapes. This dry white displays a classic smokey, lime and mineral influenced flavour reflective of the region`s flinty soils. Delivering an elegant and well balanced taste of kiwi fruit and gooseberries it then leaps into a fresh and clean tang with a delicious zesty lime finish.

Tasting (Short)

This classic Sauvignon Blanc has classic smoke, lime and mineral influence reflective of the region`s flinty soils. It is elegant and well balanced with kiwi and gooseberry flavours and delicious zesty lime finish.

Food

Wonderful with smoked fish, seafood and white meats.

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