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The Society's Exhibition Pouilly-Fumé 2018

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Naturally full and ripe in 2018, this Loire classic has been carefully managed by Sophie Landrat-Guyollot to retain the mineral freshness we are used to: 100% from flint soils, aged on the fine lees as usual until bottling earlier in 2021.
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Code: LO16591

Wine characteristics

  • White Wine
  • 2 - Dry
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • 14.5% Alcohol
  • no oak influence
  • Cork, natural
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Find out from buyer Jo Locke MW why this wine is a hit year after year, even in warm vintages like 2018. Video transcript

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Pouilly-Fumé is one of the classic sauvignon blanc appellations of the Loire’s Central Vineyards, neighbouring Sancerre. This one comes from Domaine Landrat-Guyollot, which unusually has been passed over ten generations from mother to daughter, and the current incumbent is Sophie, who makes her wines thoughtfully, sensitively, in a little village called Les Berthiers, which is just outside Pouilly-sur-Loire, which is the heart of the appellation. In 2018, which was a really hot vintage, the hottest year since 2003, it’s very ripe. All from flint soils this year, so you'll get that minerality coming through and that typical gunflint note that we are familiar with in Pouilly-Fumé. Quite full-flavoured, but it's still got that core of minerality, which keeps it fresh on the palate.


Domaine Landrat-Guyollot is situated in the village of Les Berthiers in Pouilly-Fumé, in the central vineyards of the Loire. It has been owned by the same family for ten generations, unusually passed on from mother to daughter. The current owner is Sophie Landrat-Guyollot.

The 13 hectares of vineyards are planted on soils of chalk, clay, limestone and marl. The delicate sauvignon blanc grapes are fermented at low temperatures in order to preserve the fine fruit flavours typical of the Pouilly terroir.

The Society’s Exhibition Pouilly-Fumé comes from this domaine and is elegant and restrained in style.

Loire Valley Vintage 2018 Sancerre, Pouilly

If 2017 was classic (in a good way), with consistent purity of fruit and glorious freshness to the fore, 2018 is by contrast a riper and – for many – friendlier vintage, with super-healthy fruit, richer flavours and less of the acidity which some can struggle with.

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