Dom. Cailbourdin Pouilly-Fume Les Cris 2002

Sauvignon Blanc from Loire, France

Price: $19.99
Item No. 60238
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Winemaker's Notes

Picked on a limestone, south-west-facing hillside, this racy vintage is the most typical of the range. The "Cris" is the local term to describe "pebbly limestone sown with vines". The aromatic range, full of elegance, first releases some fruity (pineapple, citrus, peach) then mineral tones. After 1 or 2 years, these tastes become more refined, taking on more and more the imprint of the local earth.

The impression in the mouth is powerful, woody, and outstandingly mellow. There is excellent balance, thanks to a perfect maturity of the grapes.

Learn About Dom. Cailbourdin

This estate consists of 11 hectares at the northern edge of the Pouilly Fume appellation opposite Sancerre. A high proportion of old vines, between 25 and 50 years old, as well as a variety of soil types (chalk, clay and sandy alluvion) combine to produce exceptional wines… among the most exciting in the appellation. Low yields and optimum maturity of the grapes is part of the secret.

Learn About Loire

It's unfortunate that this region is so under appreciated and overlooked - the wines from the Loire Valley are outstanding. They are delicious examples of varietal and soil expression and the wide range of wines is so refreshing. Dry, sweet, sparkling, red, white… all represented here in the Loire. The main white grapes are Chenin Blanc, Muscadet and Sauvignon Blanc. For reds...

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Learn About Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (so-veen-YAWN blahnk) One of the most distinctive grapes, Sauvignon Blanc is a highly aromatic variety that does well in both the old and new world. From the Loire Valley of France to Marlborough in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc has found many regions that bring out its unique and delicious flavors. Notable Facts Sauvignon Blanc's home...

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