Vignobles Pueyo "Achillea" Vin de France Blanc 2019 750ml

Vignobles Pueyo

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SKU:
BFAC191
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Producer:
Vignobles Pueyo
Subcategory:
Sauvignon Blanc
Country:
France
Region:
Bordeaux
Raw Materials:
Viognier
Vintage:
2019
Volume:
750ml
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Achillea is pure Sauvignon Blanc from asterie limestone—a reference to the fossilized starfish ("asterisks") found throughout the soil here. Christophe harvests it fully ripe, conducts a natural fermentation in used 500-liter barrels, and allows the wine to develop for 18 months in those same barrels. Nothing is added except 20 mg/L of sulfur toward the end of the élevage, and malolactic fermentation is allowed to occur. This last point is especially relevant, as Achillea veers far from the mainstream grass-and-gooseberries of most Sauvignon Blanc, and into the realm of lusciousness and honeyed amplitude that puts the taster in the mind of great Chenin Blanc or Roussanne.