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Date Printed: 8/28/2014
Michel Redde Pouilly Fume La Moynerie 2009
Michel Redde Pouilly Fume La Moynerie 2009
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Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/28/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"La Moynerie" wine expresses all the density as well as the aromatic mineral and saline pureness of each soil.

The very special typicity of this reserve should be served with fish cooked in a sauce or with white meat.

My Notes:

About Michel Redde:

Michel Redde and his son, Thierry, are the fifth and sixth generations of a family which has since early in the last century been grower-producers in a beautiful corner of the Loire Valley. The Redde estate of "La Moynerie" covers 85 acres just north of the town of Pouilly-sur-Loire, which has been extended piece by piece over the past few decades from the original 15 acres owned when Michel Redde took control of the property.

The estate's vineyards are situated in the heart of the appellation on the crest of a hillside overlooking the Loire River exposed directly to the south. The soils supporting the Sauvignon Blanc vines in which the vineyard is planted vary, checkerboard fashion, between two types: chalky clay soils, which yield wines of elegance, harmony, concentration and longevity; and clay and silica soils, tending in color from red to blue- black, which produce nervy, vibrant wines with the "gunflint" character typical of Pouilly-Fumé.

A resolute insistence on absolute quality has earned Michel Redde a place among the top five or six producers in the Pouilly and Sancerre regions, with a reputation for excellence and consistency second to none.