In the core of Pouilly-Fumé’s designation, the young passionate winegrower, Lucia Mineur-Billet, has taken the helm of the family estate, Domaine Régis Minet. I am excited to welcome the latest cuvee from the Domaine, all crafted during this year of transition and reaping the benefits of two incredible winemakers and their team working together to bring the best out of the Pouilly-Fumé terroir.
In 2021 Lucia decided to follow in the footsteps of her step-father, Régis, turning a brand new page for a new adventure. First and foremost a family estate, the Domaine was passed from generation to generation since the 18th century. In 1978 Régis' father, Robert, suddenly passed away with the estate ownership and management falling to him. While he was only 17 years old, he worked hard and brought international fame to the estate and grown the vines to a respectable 12 hectares. In 2021, after 43 lonely harvests, Régis was ready to pass on the estate to Lucia Mineur-Billet, his step daughter, who's determination had not gone unnoticed among the whole team.
Not just experienced among the vines, Lucia first worked in Bordeaux then in NYC for Château Smith Haut Lafitte. Then became the sales manager in Paris for Comptoir des Grandes Marques, a wine & spirit distributor, where she eventually found the courage to return home and take the helm of the family estate.
Please enjoy this unique 2021 bottling, the year of transition with a truly incredible team behind the vine & barrel.
Plots: Les Porcheronnes, Les Bascoins, Les Côtes des prés
Terroirs: Terres Blanches, Clay and limestone
Viticulture: Respectful of biodiversity and soils methods.
Vinification: Direct pressing of the grapes, in a pneumatic press, at low pressure, then vinified in thermoregulated stainless steel tanks.
Ageing: No malolactic fermentation to keep the freshness. 6 months on fine lees minimum. Bâtonnage, stirring lees back into wine.
Nose: Intense length, explosive, floral notes (acacia, privet, chamomile) and mineral notes. With aeration, aromas evolve towards ripe white fruits notes.
Mouth: Freshness, tension, grapefruit, lemon zest. White fruits come back, with pear and white peach notes. The chalky terroir speaks out, with hot stone notes.
Finish: Rich and long.