Domaine Chauveau Pouilly Fume La Charmette 2011
Very pale yellow with greenish tints. Pleasant nose suggestive of white flowers with a touch of citrus fruit in the background. Focused palate with upfront freshness and aromas. Clean and instantly accessible across the palate. Pleasant as an aperitif or perfect with grilled or roasted fishes, scallops, and lobsters.
100% Sauvignon Blanc. Benoit Chauveau, descended from several generations of winemakers, took over his parents' vineyard at St. Andelain in the Pouilly region of the Loire in 1997. In 2000 his wife, Emmanuelle, joined him in the business and together they work their 30 acres of vineyards, which is situated on three different types of soil (Kimmeridgian marl, flint clay, and Villiers limestone). Over the past few years, the Chauveaux have developed and enhanced their production: they have planted new vines and built a new cellar in 2012. Today, Domaine Chauveau produces about 80,000 bottles per year, the majority of which is sold to the hotel and restaurant trade in France. La Charmette is a Pouilly showing abundant charm.