Domaine Bouchié-Chatellier, 'La Renardière', Pouilly-Fumé AOC, 2018, Loire, France


A classic style and aromatic Pouilly-Fumé. Full of life, fresh grassy notes, minerality, herbaceous and complex. A very nice bottle of Sauvignon from the home of great Sauvignon Blanc. Delicious with Goat's cheese salad or grilled white fish.

Robert Poirier established the La Renardière domaine close to a small wood with a healthy population of foxes ('renardière' translates as foxhole). A firm believer in the potential of Pouilly-Fumé, he expanded the estate over the years and even opened a wine bar named "Au Pouilly" in Nevers. Eugene Bouchie bought a vineyard from the neighbouring château, on the same Saint Andelain hill as La Renardière, where the soils are composed of flinty clay and limestone. In the early 1900s, the marriage of the children of these two producers created the domaine as it stands today and it is the blending of the two terroirs which gives the La Renardière cuvées their complexity.

The estate undertakes disease and pest control measures by maintaining natural balance ("lutte raisonnée") and works the soil in a traditional way.

Silver Medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2019.

Producer: Domaine Bouchié-Chatellier

Country: France

Region: Loire

Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc 100%

Alcohol: 13.5%

Vintage: 2018

Status: Vegan