Domaine Régis Minet

Regis Minet and Lucia Mineur-Billet in the vines

Domaine Régis Minet

Domaine Régis Minet is located in Pouilly-Fumé on the right bank of the Loire River, opposite Sancerre. It is the most easterly appellation of the Loire Valley with an ideal location and climate. It is arguably the premier producer of Sauvignon Blanc in the world. In 2021, the young passionate winegrower, Lucia Mineur-Billet, took the helm of the family estate, Domaine Régis Minet.

Domaine Minet started in 1937 under Robert Minet. A barrel maker and farmer at the time, his passion for good wine motivated him to buy 1.5 hectares of vines in Pouilly-Sur-Loire. In 1976, Robert’s son Régis inherited the farm, which had already doubled in size. Steadily, Régis continued accumulating acreage and turned the farm into the Domaine which produces some of the most exciting Sauvignon Blanc wines in the region.

When Régis took over the farm, he shared his office with the farm horses – literally in the stables. But since his takeover, in step with his expansion, the Domaine has become a thoroughly modern enterprise, with the goal of extracting the essence of Pouilly-Fumé’s terrific, complex soils. In 2021, after 43 long 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.

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Regis Minet opening a bottle of his white wine in a large stone building. glasses and bottles of wine populate the table

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Domaine Minet has twelve different plots of vineyards split between the villages of Pouilly-Sur-Loire and Saint-Andelain. The vines are grown on two major soil types, unique to the appellation, including the famous Kimmeridgian oyster shell marl. This brings a distinctive mineral taste to the crystalline, fresh wines of Pouilly-Fumé.  The second soil type is the clayey limestone which brings floral and fruit flavours to the wines.

The vineyards are grown organically. Grass covers the rows between the vines to protect the soils. It is something Régis is particularly dedicated to, as it is his father’s legacy, therefore.

Lucia & Régis use temperature controlled stainless steel vats and vinifies each plot separately. The wines are matured in these vats for an average of six months on lees, to keep that fresh, flavourful and aromatic taste that typifies the appellation.

The Domaine releases four cuvées of Sauvignon Blanc. The first one being the Vieilles Vignes. As the historical cuvée of the domaine, it is a blend of the grapes from our different oldest plots, on average 30 years old. The vine with its deep roots, has been blossoming for many years on its favorite terroirs, feeding on the minerality of the soil, to offer us a wine with great intensity.

The other cuvées are; Désert, Vent d’Anges, and Miracle. Désert comes from the terroir “Désert des Fouinelles”, according to the elder, nothing took roots except… vines! This soil “Terres Blanches” who was formerly covered by the ocean in the Jurassic era, brings some minerality and vivacity to the Sauvignon Blanc. Vent d’Anges is a special cuvée of the domaine, a selection of grapes, hand picked, chosen among the most beautiful one. The wine is aged for 2 years in stainless steel vats, and 2 years in the bottle. It’s a rich and smooth wine. Miracle comes from Bascoins’ plot and it’s their vision of 2021. Historical frost, hails and non-stopping summer rains… From this climatic danse is born a true miracle: a balanced and delicacy wine!

Clos Cachet is primarily importing the traditional Vieilles Vignes cuvée and is honoured to represent exclusively Domaine Minet in Australia.

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