Domaine Herve Seguin Pouilly Fume 2011
Sauvignon Blanc from Loire, France
The Herve is medium gold straw in color and offers light anddelicate aromas of fresh fruit and minerals. It exhibits bright acidityon a steely palate with ripe citrus flavors. A fresh andfragrant wine with a lingering terroir finish.
Wine Enthusiast - "Initially youthfully crisp and herbaceous, the wine then broadens into riper more yellow-fruit flavors. That gives it richness and weight that balance with the grapefruit and lemon-juice freshness. Give this fine wine a year to meld together -RV"
Domaine Herve Seguin Winery
Herve Seguin's vineyards cover 10 hectares in three villages of Pouilly-Fume. His vineyards average 30 years of age and are planted in limestone soils, where Sauvignon Blanc performs best. All the fruit goes through a severe selection in the vineyard and is hand harvested to insure the grapes arrive at the winery unblemished. This wine has extraordinary aromatics of smoky, flinty grapefruit with intense Sauvignon flavors. Seguin never pumps or filters prior to bottling. View all Domaine Herve Seguin Wines
About LoireView a map of Loire wineries Chenin Blanc, Muscadet and Sauvignon Blanc. For reds, Cabernet Franc takes center stage but the region also has plantings of Pinot Noir and Gamay. The AC of Cremant de Loire is popular – these are the sparkling wines of the Loire, usually made with Chenin Blanc.
Notable FactsAs for which grapes you find in which regions… Starting on the Atlantic Coast and moving east - Muscadet hails from the region of the same name, within the larger Nantes district, right on the Atlantic coast. The wines are dry, citrusy and pleasant, but rarely powerful or intensely aromatic. Just inland from Nantes is Anjou-Samur, home to Savennières, an excellent source of dry Chenin Blanc. To the east is Touraine, where you'll find the popular white region of Vouvray - Chenin Blanc shines in Vouvray, which can be dry, off-dry or sweet – the majority of those found in the states are a lovely and food-friendly off-dry. In the same district, Cabernet Franc makes delicious, delicate and elegant reds from Bourguil and Chinon. Finally, in the Upper Loire area, Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé turn out Sauvignon Blancs of razor sharp acidity and minerality.
About France - Other regionsWhen it comes to wine, France is a classic. Classic blends, grapes and styles began in the country and they still remain. Think about it - people ask for a Burgundian style Pinot Noir, they refer to wines as Bordeaux or Rhone blends - Champagne even had to pass a law to stop international wineries from putting their region on the label of all sparkling wine.
The top regions of France are: Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Languedoc-Roussillon, Loire, Rhone. And these regions are so diverse! It makes sense that wine regions throughout the world try to emulate their style. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah are no longer French varieties, but international varieties. They may not be the leader of cutting edge technology or value-priced wines, but there is no doubt that they are still producing wines of great quality and diversity.
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