Sharp flintstones give this Pouilly-Fumé its fully authentic nature. It is characterised by an aromatic composition underscored by mineral nuances. This wine, with its firestone character, pleasantly combines smoothness and freshness.
VINEYARD: Situated in the village called "Les Loges", Les Duchesses is planted on a blending of chalk and flint.
TERROIR: Flint on Chalky subsoil
WINEMAKING: After racking at low temperature, the wine ferments for 10 days in stainless steel tanks at temperatures ranging from 15° to 20°C (59° to 68°F). No malolactic fermentation is used. The wine is matured on its fine lees for 5 months. Only high quality natural corks are used. The wine undergoes additional maturation for at least one month in the bottle before being offered for sale.
TASTING : With a golden hue with hints of green, this great wine of the Loire has aromas of citrus and flintstone. On the palate, a clean attack is followed by a well-balanced roundness. With bottle ageing, Pouilly develops its famous aromas of smoke ("fumé").
*** AWARDS ***
- Vintage 2018 -
92/100 - Wine Enthusiast
- Vintage 2017 -
Silver Medal - Sommelier Wine Award
- LAPORTE WINERY
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