Pouilly Fumé 'L'Ammonite, Dom de Maltavern

£18.99
Pouilly Fumé 'L'Ammonite, Dom de Maltavern

A superb example of properly made Sauvignon.

Specifications

Country, Region
France, Loire
Grape
Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage
2018
ABV
12.5%
Food friend
Seafood, Salmon or Poultry.

Additional Details

Tasting Notes

Ripe and concentrated on the nose, smokey and grassy with minerality and a peppery herbaceous note. The palate is also super smokey with a wonderful flintiness, as well as herbal and bay aromas and ripe pink gooseberries. The beautiful label represents ammonite fossil shells found in Gilles vineyard, sketched by an artistic wine lover following a tasting, to represent what he visualised on savouring this wonderful wine.

Producer details

Domaine de Maltaverne are one of the few producers in the Loire that allows full malolactic fermentation to run its natural course. The owner, Gilles Maudry, believes that as long as his vineyards produce healthy grapes, picked at optimum maturity and vinified with care then the wine can be left to decide its own evolution. The beautiful label of this estate represents the ammonite fossil shells found in the vineyard, sketched by an artistic wine lover following a tasting, to represent what he visualised on savouring this wonderful wine.

In the vineyard

The vineyards are planted on kimmeridgian soil (fossilised clay-chalk - superb for low yields and mineral content) facing south-southwest (giving increased exposure) and are fertilised organically. Harvesting is done by hand and/or machine, depending on the vintage.

In the winery

Vinification is old fashioned and 'hands off'. Fermentation is done by indigenous yeasts only followed by naturally occurring malolactic, which helps soften the wines by converting the harsher acids to more palatable ones. Winemaker Gilles Maudry believes in allowing the full malolactic fermentation to run its natural course. This allows fine lees to stay in contact with the wine for 15 months after harvest, enriching the flavours with more intensity and incredible freshness.

Food Recommendations

Goes with just about anything! Traditionally salmon, mussels or crab/lobster and chicken or veal, but also mushroom dishes, particularly omelette.

In the press

2013 Vintage: "'Unusual ripe tropical fruit, lychee on the nose, long and balanced,' began consultant Sam Caporn MW, with consultant Donald Edwards adding: 'Very appealing, ripe with some herbal notes.'" Sommelier Wine Awards 2015, Judges Comments

Awards

2013 Vintage: Sommelier Wine Awards 2015 - Silver

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