Domaine du Bouchot, Pouilly-Fumé Caillottes 2020

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Tags: France, Loire Valley, Organic, Organic Wine, Pouilly Fume, Sauvignon Blanc, White Wine

Region: Loire Valley, France
Appellation: Pouilly-Fumé
Color/Style: White Wine
Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc

Kimmeridgian marls
From west/southwest plots in Les Papillons, Les Petits Papillons, Les Chantalouettes and Vaurigny. Average vine age of 35-40 years.
Indigenous yeast fermentation and aging in stainless steel with 4g/L SO2.

The Domaine du Bouchot is located on the right bank of the Loire (Central France). Its vines flourish on the southwest side of Saint-Andelain.

In 1985, Rachel and Pascal Kerbiquet planted two plots on an old farm that formerly specialized in wheat and other grains. Facing southwest and planted on Kimmeridgian limestone, the Cote des Pres and Fouinelles vineyards are now more than 30 years old. In 1995, the couple planted two more parcels, Vaurigny and Papillons, this time on Portlandian soils.

Always thinking about the environment, they were the first domaine in the appellation to be certified organic and are still one of the only domaines in the appellation working organically. Since 2008, they have also worked biodynamically in their vineyards and winery. Soils are plowed; leaf plucking normally takes place in the summer to allow more maturity for their Sauvignon Blanc grapes. The harvest is by hand, the yeasts are indigenous and the wine is made with as little pumping as possible. Aged on its fine lees in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks, the wine is bottled in the spring after a very light filtration.

The domaine makes a range of Pouilly Fumés and even a Chasselas Pouilly-sur-Loire.


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