Regis Minet

One could easily consider Régis Minet the Loire Valley's answer to an action hero. He may play it cool on the outside, but at closer look, one sees a man of brooding intensity on an insatiable quest for adventure. It may just be in the blood. His grandfather, Robert Minet, was an artisan tonnelier, or barrel-maker. At the beginning of the last century, Robert kept a mere three hectares of vines in the eastern Loire town of Pouilly-sur-Loire--just enough to make the family's wine. He, too, was very independent, living autonomously off his own livestock and fresh vegetables from his farm. When he passed away in 1976, Régis left his studies to continue the work of the domaine without giving it a second thought. Since then, he has made this tiny farm a full-time domaine, and has succeeded in adding an additional eight hectares of vineyards to the holdings. It is certain that his love of his native terroir translates into his wines, although one sees it in many other aspects of his character as well. Watching him fervently serve a plate of crottins de chevre to guests, seeing his latest fossilized finds after a day of diving into the bottom of the Loire River, or watching him tinker with his motorcycle after an epic ride is proof enough that Régis shares both his grandfather's rogue-ishness and love of the land.

Read More


Regis Minet 'Vieilles Vignes' Pouilly Fume 2017
Pouilly-sur-Loire produces one of the greatest Sauvignon Blancs in the world. Regis vineyards sit at 750 feet, surrounded by hills on the far east of the Loire River, and centered proudly on the prized limestone and clay of the Kimmeridgian chain. Thescattered flint in these vineyards imbues the
Item Number: 30989
Bottle:$19.95
BTL

Regis Minet 'Vieilles Vignes' Pouilly Fume 2016
(1)
Pouilly-sur-Loire produces one of the greatest Sauvignon Blancs in the world. Régis’ vineyards sit at 750 feet, surrounded by hills on the far east of the Loire River, and centered proudly on the prized limestone and clay of the Kimmeridgian chain. The scattered flint in these vineyards imbues the

Regis Minet 'Vieilles Vignes' Pouilly Fume 2015
(2)
Pouilly-sur-Loire produces one of the greatest Sauvignon Blancs in the world. Régis’ vineyards sit at 750 feet, surrounded by hills on the far east of the Loire River, and centered proudly on the prized limestone and clay of the Kimmeridgian chain. The scattered flint in these vineyards imbues the

Regis Minet 'Vieilles Vignes' Pouilly Fume 2014
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91 "Bright and pure, with thyme, gooseberry and white peach notes racing along, carried by a long, flinty finish. Shows lovely, mouthwatering cut. A textbook version. Drink now through 2017. 1,844 cases imported.—J.M."  No other way to say it, Regis Minet consistently produces the

Regis Minet 'Vieilles Vignes' Pouilly Fume 2013
(2)
" Cuvée selection of our vines aged 30 years on average. Beautiful pale gold. The nose offers tasty notes of ripe citrus. Mouth is clear, mineral and well balanced. Vieilles Vignes goes perfectly with white meats and cheeses. " ~ Winery notes

Regis Minet 'Vieilles Vignes' Pouilly Fume 2012
"Régis Minet took over the family farm in 1976 where his barrel-making father maintained three hectares of vines. Now a full time domaine, Régis Minet maintains ten hectares of 25-30 year old Sauvignon Blanc vines in Pouilly-sur-Loire. Planted in the fine Kimmeridgian limestone and clay soils with a

Regis Minet 'Vieille Vignes' Pouilly Fume 2011
"Aromas hint at Lemon grass and granny smith apple with a flinty minerality. On the palate, a bright beam of acidity leads with wet stone, lemon-lime, and salt water following. There is an acute intensity to this wine that makes it pitch perfect. Serve with seared scallops or a supper of fresh bread

Regis Minet 'Vieille Vignes' Pouilly Fume 2010
"Aromas hint at Lemon grass and granny smith apple with a flinty minerality. On the palate, a bright beam of acidity leads with wet stone, lemon-lime, and salt water following. There is an acute intensity to this wine that makes it pitch perfect. Serve with seared scallops or a supper of fresh bread

Regis Minet 'Vieille Vignes' Pouilly Fume 2009
90  Wine Spectator 
 Wine Spectator 90 "Very pure, with finely tuned chive blossom, gooseberry and citrus notes that race along mouthwatering acidity, followed by a long, flint-tinged finish. Drink now through 2012. 3,300 cases made."   Wine Advocate 88 "Dill-, fennel-, and lime-scented, Regis Minets 2009