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

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Cailbourdin 'Les Cris' Pouilly-Fume 2017
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 cuvées show good potential for aging.  The Wine Harvested on the best limestone slopes in the appellation blessed with southwestern
Item Number: 31746
Case: $239.40
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Cailbourdin 'Les Cris' Pouilly-Fume 2016
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92 "Steely and pure, with chamomile and verbena notes leading the way for gooseberry, lemon peel and white peach flavors. Long fleur de sel and flint accents line the finish. Drink now through 2020. 1,100 cases imported. –JM"  The Wine Harvested on the best limestone slopes in the

Cailbourdin 'Les Cris' Pouilly-Fume 2013
91  John Gilman 
John Gilman 91 "Monsieur Cailbourdin’s 2013 Pouilly-Fumé “Les Cris” is a superb example of this vintage, offering up classic depth, cut and complexity and is one of the most complete sauvignon blanc-based wines I have tasted from this year. The vibrant nose jumps from the glass in a complex and

Cailbourdon 'Les Cris' Pouilly-Fume 2010
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "Alain Cailbourdin's 2010 Pouilly-Fume Les Cris left me wondering why - and feeling guilty that - I hadn't arranged to visit him this year (a good 15 must have passed by now, and he won't remember me). Lime grapefruit, white currant, and sage scent and lusciously saturate a palate