100% Sauvignon Blanc from 30-40 year old vines. With natural yeast, grapes are pressed directly and matured on fine lees for about 6 months in stainless steel vats. Elegant Sauvignon, the nose is citrussy, limey, flinty with notes of white pepper and on the palate it is lemon and lime entry with gooseberries on mid-palate
Notes on the Producer
Following in the footsteps of his mentor Pascal Kerbiquet, Antoine is a strong believer in the benefits of biodynamic. In 2009 Bouchot was the first in the Pouilly-Fumé appellation to become certified organic, and Antoine finalised the domaine’s biodynamic certification. Located on the right bank of the Loire River, its 10 hectares of vines from the Sauvignon grape are planted on the south-west side of the hill from the village of Saint Andelain, where the soils are mainly clay and limestone from the Kimmeridgian era.
The Domaine produces three different Pouilly-Fumé, including the “Cuvée Terres Blanches” from the Kimmeridgian marl soils. Antoine’s dedication and respect for terroir culminate in his bold representations of Sauvignon Blanc from Pouilly-Fumé. Vinification is done with minimal intervention, producing fine expressions of this classic terroir with unique purity and clarity. The resulting wines display a fruity, floral, and intense minerality.