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Alexandre Bain

Alexandre Bain Pouilly Fume Pierre Precieuse 2016


no added sulfur

Country: France

Region: Loire

Type: White Wine

Grape: Sauvignon Blanc

Alexandre’s grandfather was a farmer who passed along his passion for the land to Alexandre when he was just a child. At the age of 18, he decided to go to winemaking school in Beaune to study oenology. After several experiences working in different vineyards, he bought a few hectares of vines in Pouilly Fume in the Loire Valley in 2007. When he met his new neighbor, Sebastien Riffault in Sancerre, he discovered they both shared a similar vision of wine, each tending their land biodynamically, and making wines with minimal intervention.

Bain allows his grapes to hang longer than many other growers, resulting in a richer style of white. Farming is biodynamic, harvests are all done by hand. Sauvignon Blanc is grown in limestone soils, directly pressed and allowed to ferment spontaneously. No filtering or fining is done, nothing is added other than a tiny amount of sulfur at bottling.

A ripe and expressive white, with more textured and rounder fruit notes than one might expect from Loire Sauvignon.