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Domaine de Bel Air Cuvée des Acoins Pouilly Fumé 2017, Loire Valley, France

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This estate, which dates back to 1635, represented our first foray into the iconic appellation of Pouilly-Fumé and has proved a hit. With their three distinctive soil-types dispersed through their 15 hectares of vines, almost exclusively planted to Sauvignon Blanc, they make three single-soil wines in addition to the flagship Pouilly-Fumé. Impeccably run by the ladies of the family.

'Cuvee des Acoins' is a selection of older vines on Kimmeridgian marls.

  • Farming: Sustainable
  • Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
  • Terroir: 30-year old vines on Chalk-rich Kimmeridgian marls
  • Vinification: Whole-cluster fermentation in stainless steel for four weeks
  • Aging: in stainless for 18 months on the lees.
  • Tasting Note: This superb wine hails from a parcel of Kimmeridgean marl, a heavier soil that gives rise to a strikingly structured and long-lived wine that is nonetheless unmistakably Sauvignon in character and seductively textured, despite its elevated acidity. Always held back a year for extended lees-aging
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