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Pouilly-Fumé Cuvée de Boisfleury, Domaine Cailbourdin 2019

White Wine from France - Loire
Ripe and concentrated in this warm Loire vintage, with breadth and length of flavour; a sauvignon for richer fish and white meat dishes or cheese.
Price: £16.00 Bottle
Price: £192.00 Case of 12
In Stock
Code: LO16171

Wine characteristics

  • White Wine
  • Dry
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • 14% Alcohol
  • No oak influence
  • Now to 2023
  • 75cl
  • Cork, natural

Alain Cailbourdin

Domaine Alain Cailbourdin, based at Maltaverne in the Loire Valley's Pouilly-Fumé appellation, is dedicated to producing small quantities of high quality wines. Originally from Paris, Alain was a teenager when he first picked grapes in Loire vineyards. After studying in Burgundy and returning to work for several large producers in Pouilly, he bravely started his own domaine from scratch in 1980. From just a couple of plots of vines, the estate has now grown to a significant 20 hectares planted on some of the best slopes in the area, and is very much a family business with Alain’s wife Carmen and their son Loïc also involved. About half of the vines are vieilles vignes or old vines, prized for the concentrated fruit they yield, and the rest have been planted since 1980.

Terra Vitis environmentally friendly practices are followed under an audited process, and methods of viticulture are traditional with short pruning and low yields in the vineyard. Gentle pressing of the grapes and carefully controlled fermentations result in wines of concentration and purity. Thanks to such attention to detail, Alain Cailbourdin is now viewed as one of the finest producers in the area.

Several different cuvées of his Pouilly-Fumé are made each year, all of which are characterised by a wonderful purity of fruit and charming elegance. The Society follows the more forward Boisfleury cuvée , which comes from sand and limestone soils, and Les Cris, on pebbly limestone soils, which sometimes...
Domaine Alain Cailbourdin, based at Maltaverne in the Loire Valley's Pouilly-Fumé appellation, is dedicated to producing small quantities of high quality wines. Originally from Paris, Alain was a teenager when he first picked grapes in Loire vineyards. After studying in Burgundy and returning to work for several large producers in Pouilly, he bravely started his own domaine from scratch in 1980. From just a couple of plots of vines, the estate has now grown to a significant 20 hectares planted on some of the best slopes in the area, and is very much a family business with Alain’s wife Carmen and their son Loïc also involved. About half of the vines are vieilles vignes or old vines, prized for the concentrated fruit they yield, and the rest have been planted since 1980.

Terra Vitis environmentally friendly practices are followed under an audited process, and methods of viticulture are traditional with short pruning and low yields in the vineyard. Gentle pressing of the grapes and carefully controlled fermentations result in wines of concentration and purity. Thanks to such attention to detail, Alain Cailbourdin is now viewed as one of the finest producers in the area.

Several different cuvées of his Pouilly-Fumé are made each year, all of which are characterised by a wonderful purity of fruit and charming elegance. The Society follows the more forward Boisfleury cuvée , which comes from sand and limestone soils, and Les Cris, on pebbly limestone soils, which sometimes requires a little more time in bottle before release. They were among the first in the region to produce a wholly barrel-fermented wine, under the name of Triptyque, beginning with the 1989 vintage, and this wine is made only in the best vintages. The results speak very loudly in favour of such a policy.
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Loire Vintage 2019

et another exceptional vintage! Perhaps these atypical years are the vintages of the future? 2019 was another year of extremes and nail biting, with temperatures even in the Loire Atlantique nudging 40C more than once last summer. With so little rain, there were concerns over whether the fruit would actually ripen, but sure enough, some rain did arrive: a little in mid-August, a little more in early to mid-September, depending on the location, refreshing the vines and allowing them to ripen their healthy fruit in fine conditions.

There will be some great reds, with the chance to keep some in store for the future. Whites are ripe and healthy, with, remarkably, a little more freshness than the 2018s, so it will be a great year to explore the length of the Loire.
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