Domaine du Bouchot - Pouilly-Fumé "Caillottes" 2020
A family estate since 1966, Domaine du Bouchet is 10 hectares in size and has been crafting wine for decades, with the latest owner being Antoine Gouffier. Taking over Domaine du Bouchot in 2018, the young winemaker and his wife have brought great energy and modern views to the traditional region of Pouilly-Fumé. On the right bank of the Loire Valley they champion Sauvignon Blanc in their wines.
Ripe grapefruit and nettles on the nose, following through to a medium-bodied, silky palate, where the juice turns more lemony, though the light pithy grapefruit grip remains and, together with dry minerals gives a tight, structured finish. From biodynamically grown grapes with Demeter certification. Super-clean and zippy sauvignon. Drink now. 92 points, James Suckling.
The 2020 Pouilly-Fume Caillottes is not your classically aromatic style of Pouilly-Fume. It is rather savory and subtle in its expression with some white stone fruit notes. There is a sense of ripeness and richness, but perhaps it's a little ripe with the alcohol at more than 14%, there's a heat on the finish, detracting from the overall harmony. 90 points, Rebecca Gibb - Vinous. 100% Sauvignon Blanc.