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Julien Pineau

Julien Pineau Sauvignon Blanc 'Substance' 2018


no added sulfur

Country: France

Region: Loire

Type: White Wine

Grape: Sauvignon Blanc

Julien Pineau took over half of the legendary Clos Roche Blanche estate in Touraine when Catherine Roussel decided to retire in 2015. He had trained with producers like Noella Morantin, Bertrand Jousset and Alain Saillard in the Loire, and at Les Terres Promises in Provence, before embarking on his own project. 

Grapes come from organic vines aged 45-70 years. 24-hour maceration, then pressed and left to ferment slowly in neutral barrel for 7 months, before aging for a further 8 months on lees. No sulfur is added at any stage.

Ripe and round with rich tropical fruit and deep, musky spice tones, this stunning wine has impeccable balance and mineral focus, sharing more in common with a richly textured Chenin Blanc than the typical Loire Sauvignon Blanc.