Wines of Domaine Chauveau

The name Pouilly Fumé (“Fumé” meaning “smoked”) refers to both the grape variety and the terroir. The Saugvignon Blanc grapes are covered with a gray, smoky bloom when they are ripe. This is why they are also known as “Blanc Fumé” or “smoked white”. The name also comes from the wine’s flinty tang, said to be reminiscent of a flint-lock pistol striking, wich originates from the flint-rich soil found around Pouilly-sur-Loire.

Pouilly Fumé is a wine taht can be enjoyed young, a year after the harvest, but wich keeps its aromatic qualities for 3 to 4 years. It goes marvelously with fish ans sellfish, especially scallops, as well as with white meats and goat cheeses, particularly Crottin de Chavignol, which is produced from the same terroir. It is also delicious on its own as an aperitif.

POUILLY FUMÉ


Pouilly Fumé Sainte Clélie

Grape variety :

100 % sauvignon blanc

Type of Soil :

Kimmeridgien marl (tiny oyster marl) . It yields Pouilly Fumé wines with com-plex aromas which continue to develop.

Localization :

Estate of 12 ha (30 acres) at Saint Andelain on the right bank of the Loire.

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Pouilly Fumé La Charmette

Grape variety :

100 % sauvignon blanc

Type of Soil :

Kimmeridgien marl (tiny oyster marl) and Villier Limestone (high proportion of white stones). It yields Pouilly Fumé wines with complex aromas which continue to develop.

Localization :

Estate of 12 ha (30 acres) at Saint Andelain on the right bank of the Loire.

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Pouilly Fumé Les Croqloups

Grape variety :

100 % sauvignon blanc

Type of Soil :

Siliceous clay . This white or brown clay envelops little pieces of flint. It pro-duces crisp Pouilly Fumé with “gun-flint” mineral aromas. These wines have good bottle ageing potential.

Localization :

Estate of 12 ha (30 acres) at Saint Andelain on the right bank of the Loire.

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POUILLY SUR LOIRE


Pouilly Sur Loire

Grape variety :

100 % Chasselas, 40-year-old vines

Type of Soil :

Flinty clay : This white or brown clay contains a high proportion of flint frag-ments. It produces taut Pouilly sur Loire with characteristic mineral aromas, known as “gun-flint”. These wines generally have good ageing potential.

Localization :

Estate of 12 ha (30 acres) at Saint Andelain on the right bank of the Loire.

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SANCERRES


White Sancerre Benoit Chauveau

Grape variety :

100 % sauvignon blanc, 20-year-old vines

Type of Soil :

Flinty clay: 20 %
Limestone-clay : 80 %

Wine-making :

Maturing on fine lees

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Red Sancerre Benoit Chauveau

Grape variety :

Pinot Noir, 30-year-old vines

Type of Soil :

A blend from clay soils with flint and limestone-clay soil

Wine-making :

Maturing on fine lees

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CÔTEAUX DU GIENNOIS


Coteaux du Giennois « Silex »

Grape variety :

100 % sauvignon blanc

Type of Soil :

Siliceous clay

Localization :

1,50 ha (4 acres) at Montour, in Cosne sur Loire.
These plots of land were bought by the Domaine Chauveau a few years ago and recently planted. These is the first years of production.

Red Coteau de Giennois Rouge “Benoit Chauveau”

Grape variety :

Pinot Noir and Gamay, 30-year-old vines on average

Type of Soil :

Blend of Flinty Clay & Limestone Clay

Wine-making :

Maturing on fine lees

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Rosé Coteau de Giennois “Benoit Chauveau”

Grape variety :

Gamay and Pinot Noir, 30-year-old vines on average

Type of Soil :

Blend of Flinty Clay & Limestone Clay

Wine-making :

Maturing on fine lees

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White Coteau de Giennois “Benoit Chauveau”

Grape variety :

100 % sauvignon blanc, 20 years old

Type of Soil :

Blend of Flinty Clay & Limestone Clay

Wine-making :

Maturing on fine lees

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