Alexandre Bain 2014 'L. D'Ange' Pouilly-Fume AOC
Item Number: 12199
Sub Region: Centre-Loire
Appellation/AVA: Pouilly-Fume AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Certified Biodynamic
Soil Type: Kimmeridgian
Vineyard Notes: The 'L. D'Ange' is produced from Sauvignon Blanc grown on Kimmeridgian soil, farmed using biodynamic and organic practices. The style of the wine could be compared to Sebastien Riffault’s wines - they both seek peak ripeness of Sauvignon Blanc by picking their grapes much later than the rest of the producers in the region.
Winemaking Notes: The wine 'L. D'Ange' goes through 100% malolactic fermentation, aged for 24 months in vats. The wine is not fined or filtered, and no sulfur is added.
Tasting Notes: There is a bit of a bite on this one with spice and pepper notes. The wines are quite different from the classic Pouilly-Fumé style--richer, more aromatic and dense. This difference is deceiving though because, as Alexandre says, "his wines are pure expressions of his terroir and the Sauvignon Blanc variety, nothing added and nothing taken away."