Domaine du Bouchot - Pouilly-Fumé "Terres Blanches" 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.
Super-clean and refined sauvignon blanc with a lovely balance of lemon juice and zest and dry, stony minerals. Light notes of herbs add another dimension to the mix. Medium-to full-bodied with a lovely balance of fruit, minerality and acidity, together forming a long, classy finish. From biodynamically grown grapes with Demeter certification. Right on target this year. Enjoy now. 93 points, James Suckling.
The 2020 Pouilly-Fume Terres Blanches was bottled a week before tasting, so it might need to be revisited to give it a fair shot, but even at this early stage, this mid-weight style is clearly balanced with masses of refreshment. Partial malo has lent additional softness to the palate, which is reminiscent of pear fruit and a whiff of white pepper. Excellent structural tension on the finish. This is one to watch. 91-93 points, Rebecca Gibb - Vinous. 100% Sauvignon Blanc.