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Date Printed: 9/30/2014
Domaine Cailbourdin Pouilly-Fume Bois fleury 2005
Domaine Cailbourdin Pouilly-Fume Bois fleury 2005
(search item no. 100824)
The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 9/30/2014: $15.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Flint-inflected aromas of currant, mint, catnip and sweet flowers, a lusciously ripe palate of flowers, citrus, and bush fruits, and a long finish of lime, peppermint and chalk.
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About Domaine Cailbourdin:

The estate was created in 1980 and today it is comprised of 16 hectares (approximately 40 acres) of vines planted in some of the best Pouilly-Fumé slopes. About half of the vines are "vieilles vignes" or old vines; the other half are vines planted since 1980.

Grapes grown on the different slopes are vinified separately, thus permitting the production of four different cuvees, each representing a distinctive terroir and aromatic expression. Our constant concern for quality is evident throughout the entire winemaking process, from the vineyard to the cellar. Our guiding principle is to bring forth the quality and diversity of the terroir.

A wine can only be great if it has the mineral support of a quality terroir. The art of the winemaking profession consists of giving the grapes all the possible chances to reveal their qualities.