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2021 Domaine Régis Minet Pouilly Fumé

Oct 2022 Selection

The 2021 Domaine Régis Minet Pouilly Fumé is a wine made from Sauvignon Blanc grapes grown in the Pouilly Fumé region of France, known for its crisp acidity, minerality, and characteristic smoky, gunflint flavors.

2021 Domaine Régis Minet Pouilly Fumé

Domaine Régis Minet is located in the eastern Loire town of Pouilly-sur-Loire. It is said that the Pouilly-sur-Loire produces the greatest Sauvignon Blancs in the world. Régis’ vineyards sit at 750 feet, surrounded by hills on the far east of the Loire River, and centered proudly on the prized limestone and clay of the Kimmeridgian chain. The scattered flint in these vineyards imbues the wines with a character quite distinctive from the neighboring village of Sancerre. In the words of Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant Store Manager, Steve Waters, “You couldn’t ask for a cleaner, fresher, flintier, or truer expression of Sauvignon Blanc. Its mouth-watering acidity, depth of flavor, and fleshy texture will have you racing back for more.”

Today Régis Minet is joined by his daughter Lucia and together they make pure Sauvignon Blanc that critics have termed “pitch-perfect.”

The vineyards of Domain Régis Minet are farmed lute raisonnée, meaning “the reasoned struggle.” Growers who practice this kind of viticulture claim to use chemicals less often and less aggressively than conventional growers.

This 100% Sauvignon Blanc is fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks for 3-4 weeks at a temperature less than 20 degrees Celsius. Fermentation takes place naturally with indigenous yeasts and the wine is aged for 6 months on fine lees in stainless steel. Depending on the vintage, the lees are stirred two to three times during fermentation.

The winemakers describe the wine as, “A perfect balance between classic Sauvignon Blanc fruit and a gorgeous minerality that brings the terroir straight to your glass. The luscious feel over your tongue is contrasted by a lively, flinty acidity on the finish.”

Enjoy this wine with white meats and cheeses.

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