Domaine des Berthiers Pouilly Fumé Cuvée d'Ève 2018

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Pouilly Fumé lives in the shadow of its more famous neighbour Sancerre. It’s a bit more intense and full-on than Sancerre, if that’s your thing (it is mine).

And Damien tells me Domaine des Berthiers is one of the most underrated estates in Pouilly Fumé.

It’s got amazing soils - 100% on silex (flintstone), the top soil in the region. This brings out the optimal flavour and expression of Sauvignon Blanc - you don’t get this anywhere else in the world.

Silex lends itself particularly well to wood - so this is aged for 12 months in old French oak, to make it richer, more structured, and a bit of toasty oaky goodness. Mmm.

This is one for the wine nerds out there!

Wine type

White

Grape(s)

Sauvignon Blanc

Country

France

Region of origin

Loire

Appellation

Pouilly-Fumé AOP

Vintage

2018

Alcohol %

12.5

Oak?

Yes

Months in Oak

12 months

Type of Oak

Old French oak (of 2, 3, 4 years old)

Allergens (e.g. Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts)

Sulphites

Average age of vines

40-45 years

Average altitude of vines (m)

300

Soil type(s)

Silex - Flint stones

Closure Type

Cork

Is this wine organic?

No

Biodynamic?

No

Sustainably produced?

Yes

Suitable for vegans?

Yes

Ageing potential

8 years

Ideal drinking window

2021-2030

The Loire is the true home of Sauvignon Blanc - nowhere else does it taste as pure, characterful and authentic.

I’ve got a pretty good contact here from my Naked years - Joost de Villebois - who owns one of the biggest family producers in the Sancerre area, Fournier Pere et Fils.

Read more about Damien.

The Cuvée d’Eve fully reveals its flavours paired with grilled or roasted sea fish.

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Niall (Dublin)

Wonderfully balanced - elevated a creamy orzo dish.Will definitely order this again.

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