Pouilly-Fumé "La Vigne de Beaussoppet" 2009 - Domaine Laporte

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This Pouilly-Fumé comes from one of the most prestigious parcels of the appellation, which has been recognised in 1492. It has been aged in oak barrel to develop the aromas and complexity of the wine. The result is amazing, with an incredible nose of white flowers and grapefruit. On the palate, aromas of ripe apple, lime and peach take over, ending with a long and toasty finish. A top notch Pouilly-Fumé!
 
Wine CharacteristicsTasting and cellaring
DomainDomaine LaporteEyeBright pale yellow
Vintage2013Nose White flowers, fresh fruit and toast
AppellationPouilly-FuméMouthSmooth, full and nicely perfumed with fruit and toast. The aging in oak
AreaLoire Valley barrels brings some auterity to the final after a few years of cellaring
ColourWhiteDrink fromNow
GrapesSauvignon Blanc (100%)Drink before2017
TypeDryOpen 30 minutes before
  Drinking temperature12-14°C
    
Food pairing
A high-class Pouilly-Fumé that will magnify any refined seafood dish like grilled lobster, crayfish or king prawn
 
A word about the domain
Originally created by monks in 1850, the domain has been acquired by the Bourgeois Family in 1986 and is spread over 30 hectares today in Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé. The conversion to an all-organic domain has started, which demands a lot of manual work in the vineyard but which also aims at increasing the quality of the wines year after year. The Domaine Laporte is seen as a reference in Sancerre, both the quality of their wines and the great care they give to the vineyards.
 
What experts say
About the domain
Bettane & Desseauve: 2*

About the wine
Le Guide Hachette des Vins: 1*
“Owner of twenty hectares in Sancerre, Laporte also offers a Pouilly-Fumé. The richness of this 2009 vintage has allowed the wine to nicely assimilate the eleven months of barrel aging. Intense, the nose is a melted combination of white flowers, fresh fruit and toast. Wood tannins bring chewy and some austerity to the finale, that two or three years cellaring will fade. For a grilled lobster with herbs.”

Gilbert & Gaillard : 92/100
“Bright pale yellow. Fine and engaging nose, evoking grapefruit flesh on slight vanilla background. Harmonious mouth, fleshy, full, polished and deliciously scented. A classy Pouilly, delicate and complex.”

Bettane & Desseauve: 15.5
"There is real magnitude is the smooth attack, then the wine reaches out and the smoky finish deserves some attention"
 
And finally for the wine geeks…
SoilFlinty hillside
HarvestManual
Maturing30% in oak barrels and 70% in stainless steel vats
Ageing9 months on fine lees
BottledJuly 2010
Production8,000 bottles
Alcohol13%