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Domaine de Maltaverne l’Ammonite Pouilly-Fume AOC

2016

In a Nutshell

A superb example of properly made Sauvignon

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.

Production Notes

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.

Grape Blend

100%

Sauvignon Blanc

Domaine de Maltaverne l'Ammonite Pouilly-Fume AOC

Detailed Information

Type

White

Country

France

Region

Loire

Vintage

2016

Size

0.75L

ABV

12.5%

Grape

Sauvignon Blanc

Vinification

Vegan, Vegetarian

Closure

Cork

£16.40

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