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Cailbourdin 'Les Racines' Pouilly-Fume 2021
Tasting Notes
“With the extra time in bottle, this wine has softened and developed a gentle fruitiness. It still has acidity but this is absorbed by the mineral texture and ripe aftertaste. Drink the wine now.”

Tasting Notes
"Aromas of broom and grapefruit, with discernible notes of gunflint in wines from siliceous soils. The wines are made to drink young, although some cuves show good potential for aging."

The Wine
Harvested on the best limestone slopes in the appellation blessed ... read more
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Size:750mL (wine)
Alcohol by vol:13%
Closure:Cork
Store Item ID:#54613
Item Description
Tasting Notes
“With the extra time in bottle, this wine has softened and developed a gentle fruitiness. It still has acidity but this is absorbed by the mineral texture and ripe aftertaste. Drink the wine now.”

Tasting Notes
"Aromas of broom and grapefruit, with discernible notes of gunflint in wines from siliceous soils. The wines are made to drink young, although some cuves show good potential for aging."

The Wine
Harvested on the best limestone slopes in the appellation blessed with southwestern exposure.

Les Racines is a new vineyard which is an extension of the Les Cris vineyard.

Practicing organic
100% Sauvignon Blanc
40+ year old vines
Southwest exposure
Grown on Portlandian limestone with very thin soils
Indigenous yeast
Fermented and aged in stainless steel

The Estate
Alain Cailbourdin came to Pouilly-Fum to work a harvest while attending university and never left after falling madly in love with this beautiful region. It was in 1998 that he bought his first 2 ha parcel of Silex laden Sauvignon Blanc and officially established Domaine Alain Cailbourdin. Since that time, his reputation has grown exponentially, eventually reaching the very heights of the appellation with wines of complexity and intense minerality.

In a region full of high volume, industrial wine, Alain refreshingly follows the philosophy of making traditional and high quality Sauvignon Blanc. With vineyards located in some of the most choice, Silex heavy sections of Pouilly-Fume, he works hard to not obfuscate the beauty of the terroir. Every parcel is vinified separately so that he may have the maximum control over the quality of each vintage. All the fruit is hand harvested, yields are kept very low and stainless steel tanks are used to age all of the wines. The wines display a terroir focus that has become rare in this region, and we couldnt be happier to represent these honest and delicious wines.

Farming Practice:Practicing Organic
About Domaine A. Cailbourdin
Alain Cailbourdin came to Pouilly-Fumé to work a harvest while attending university and never left after falling madly in love with this beautiful region. It was in 1998 that he bought his first 2 ha parcel of Silex laden Sauvignon Blanc and officially established Domaine Alain Cailbourdin. Since that time, his reputation has grown exponentially, eventually reaching the very heights of the appellation with wines of complexity and intense minerality.

In a region full of high volume, industrial wine, Alain refreshingly follows the philosophy of making traditional and high quality Sauvignon Blanc. With vineyards located in some of the most choice, Silex heavy sections of Pouilly-Fume, he works hard to not obfuscate the beauty of the terroir. Every parcel is vinified separately so that he may have the maximum control over the quality of each vintage. All the fruit is hand harvested, yields are kept very low and stainless steel tanks are used to age all of the wines. The wines display a terroir focus that has become rare in this region, and we couldn't be happier to represent these honest and delicious wines.

Farming Practice:Practicing Organic
Domaine A. Cailbourdin
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