La Poussie Sancerre Blanc
Vintage: 2016 (Current)
Of all the centuries-old growths which dominate the majestic river Loire, La Poussie is the one whose reputation remains unblemished. Its origins can be traced back to the Capetians, as witnessed by a document dating from around 1040. Nearer our time, Honoré de Balzac wrote the following about these Sancerre vineyards: “the country possesses several growths of generous wines quite similar to the wines of Burgundy, which are rapidly consumed in the Parisian cafés.” The exceptional vineyard site with its natural amphitheater of an almost perfect semi-circle of 180° make it one of the most unique in the world.
Pneumatic pressing with a fragmentation of the juice, cold settling for 24 hours followed by fermentation in thermostatically regulated vats. Maturing on fine lees for several months according to tasting followed by a soft clarification before being bottled.
A beautiful minerality brings a lovely character. The palate is round with a finesse offering the aromatic flavours of gingerbread, honey and peach. The finish is persistent and ends on a light and refreshing mineral note. The first notes are very fine, complex and delicate. The aromas of peaches, quince and white flowers follow. Light breathing reveals the delicate scents of exotic fruit. The minerality brings a beautiful equilibrium and harmony.
Varietals: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Soil Composition: Steep hillsides of clay and limestone and gentle hills of heavy alluvium.
Suggested Retail Price: $38.99