each for 2 or more bottles - £11.99 single bottle price
Father-and-son team Jean
and Vincent Chatelain are the 11th and 12th generations of
an illustrious winemaking family, based in the heart of
Pouilly-sur-Loire. Each parcel of their 30ha estate is vinified
individually to maintain the character of each plot.
An intensely aromatic
wine, with a nose that centres on
gooseberry fruit, enhanced by a smoky, flinty character. This mineral
theme continues all the way to the long, steely finish.
mouthwatering, dry aperitif wine, also ideal with fresh shellfish
Vintage report for Loire 2010:
In Pouilly Fumé,
picking started a week later than last year. Rain around 24 September
put the frighteners on some growers but gave clear proof of the
advantage of grassing through the vines as water went into the grass
and not into the grapes. The best Sauvignons are delightful - to
oversimplify, look at somewhere between 2002 and 2008 in style, wines
with lovely typé aromas and great freshness.