The son of a winemaker, Alexandre Bain set up his own domain in 2007 at Tracy-sur-Loire (Pouilly-Fumé), after studying oenology at the Beaune Lycée Viticole and after various placements where he worked in particular with winemakers who use natural, organic and bio-dynamic methods. Today his vineyard, covering an area of eleven hectares, has biodynamic certification and is worked using horses. The wines are made without any inputs (indigenous yeasts), they are neither chaptalised nor filtered and contain virtually no sulphites. Alexandre Bain places great emphasis on harvesting his grapes once they are completely ripe. This tends to lessen the Sauvignon's varietal aspect (boxwood aroma) while emphasizing the terroir instead, but on the other hand it brings out the mineral quality and a fine acidity. Bain's originality means that his wines do not full under an appellation. Regardless of this wine lovers remain loyal to him. With rare candour, Alexandre Bain's wines express the typical characteristics of their terroir; they are deep and generous, with pure aromas and incredible drinkability.
About the cuvée
This 100% Sauvignon cuvée comes from Kimmeridgian chalk soil. Following the goal that Alexandre Bain has set himself to ‘produce authentic wines without harming people, the earth or the environment', this cuvée has no sulphites added to it and is matured in oak barrels for 18 months. As you can tell, organic and biodynamic growing is at the heart of the domain. The resulting wine has aromas of citrus, white fruit, and exotic fruit, as well as mineral notes. This cuvée has a beautiful colour. On the palate, it has perfect balance, with a wonderful finesse, fullness, and freshness. The long finish is rounded off with a pleasant bitterness. A truly fine Pouilly-Fumé! To serve at 15°C. It will pair well with a citrus and salmon tartare or oysters.
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