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Region: Loire Valley, Pouilly-Fumé
Grape Variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Aging Potential: Drink now through 2018
Serving Temperature: 10 °C
Alcohol Level: 12.5%
Cuvée de Boisfleury is an easy to drink Pouilly-Fumé, fruity, elegant and beautifully feminine. Aromas are very expressive from the very first year and are essentially fruity citrus (grapefruit), passion fruit, as well as floral (rose petals and white flowers). This young vineyard bestows Cuvée de Boisfleury with a light structure that marries easily with many meals: fish and seafood of course, but it is equally delicious with white meats and certain cured meats and also makes a delightful aperitif.
The estate was created in 1980 by Alain Cailbourdin and today it is comprised of 20 hectares (approximately 40 acres) of vines planted in some of the best Pouilly-Fumé slopes. About half of the vines are "vieilles vignes" or old vines; the other half are vines planted since 1980.
Grapes grown on the different slopes are vinified separately, thus permitting the production of four different cuvees, each representing a distinctive terroir and aromatic expression. The constant concern for quality is evident throughout the entire winemaking process, from the vineyard to the cellar.
Their guiding principle is to bring forth the quality and diversity of the terroir. Their work methods described in the following pages attest to this aspiration.
A wine can only be great if it has the mineral support of a quality terroir. The art of the winemaking profession consists of giving the grapes all the possible chances to reveal their qualities.
|Producer||Domaine Alain Cailbourdin|
|Style||Fresh and Fruity|
|Serving Temperature||10 °C|
|Grape Variety||100% Sauvignon Blanc|
|Wine Closure||Natural Cork|
|Cellaring||Ready to Drink|