Alexandre Bain 2016 'Pierre Precieuse' Vin de France (Pouilly-Fume)
Item Number: 14257
Sub Region: Centre-Loire
Appellation/AVA: Vin de France
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Certified Biodynamic
Soil Type: Stony limestone
Vineyard Notes: The Pierre Precieuse is produced from Sauvignon Blanc grown on stony limestone soil, farmed with biodynamic practices. At the time of the harvest, the average age of the vines were 40 years old.
Winemaking Notes: The Sauvignon Blanc is directly pressed. Fermentation occurs spontaneously with native yeast. The wine ages in stainless steel tanks. No additions take place minus 0-10mg/L sulfites depending on vintage. The wine is not fined or filtered before bottling.
Tasting Notes: The style of the wine could be compared to Sebastien Riffault’s wines, as they both seek peak ripeness of Sauvignon Blanc by picking their grapes much later than the rest of the producers in the region. Alexandre Bain's wines are quite different from a classic Pouilly-Fumé style – richer, more aromatic and dense. This difference is deceiving though; as Alexandre says, "My wines are pure expressions of my terroir and the Sauvignon Blanc variety, nothing added and nothing taken away." Enjoy a rich mouthfeel of tropical fruits, with balanced acidity and fresh minerality.