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La Levee Dom Alexandre Pouilly Fume 75cl

Country: FranceSuggested Food Pairing: Seafood

This pure Sauvignon Blanc has its origins in a terroir of limestone, clay, silt and sandy soil. Vinification uses as natural a process as possible, and fermentation is triggered by native yeasts. Matured for 17 months in vats and vinified without sulphur, it reveals an aromatic richness marked by honeyed and fruity (quince) notes. Its intense, delicate texture demonstrates its beautiful balance and ability to pair with gourmet dishes.

The son of a winemaker, Alexandre Bain set up his own domain in 2007 at Tracy-sur-Loire (Pouilly-Fumé), after studying oenology at the Beaune Lycée Viticole and after various placements where he worked in particular with winemakers who use natural, organic and bio-dynamic methods. Today his vineyard, covering an area of eleven hectares, has biodynamic certification and is worked using horses. The wines are made without any inputs (indigenous yeasts), they are neither chaptalised nor filtered and contain virtually no sulphites. Alexandre Bain places great emphasis on harvesting his grapes once they are completely ripe. This tends to lessen the Sauvignon’s varietal aspect (boxwood aroma) while emphasizing the terroir instead, but on the other hand it brings out the mineral quality and a fine acidity. Bain’s originality means that his wines do not full under an appellation. Regardless of this wine lovers remain loyal to him. With rare candour, Alexandre Bain’s wines express the typical characteristics of their terroir; they are deep and generous, with pure aromas and incredible drinkability.

ABV: 13.0%

Country: France

Region: Loire


  • Sauvignon Blanc
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