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Date Printed: 7/22/2014
Domaine Cailbourdin Pouilly-Fume "Les Cris" 2009
Domaine Cailbourdin Pouilly-Fume "Les Cris" 2009
(search item no. 109927)
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $24.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Unlike the Bordeaux region, where Sauvignon Blanc is often blended with Semillon, in the Loire it is a stand alone, single grape wine. This is truly one of the best Sauvignon Blancs we have ever tasted! Bright pale green, packed with aromas of green apple, pear, sage & mint. The taste is quite persistent with all the flavors of the nose carrying through to the palate along with wonderful mineral character and a touch of grapefruit that lingers generously to the long & delicious finish. Complex and subtle with lots of character make it an excellent Pouilly Fume. An elegant and very pleasing choice to serve your guests!
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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.