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Saint-Pourçain: 'Cuvée Printanière' Blanc 2018

This popular, mid-weight white wine from the Auvergne has subtle citrus aromas, fresh, zesty fruit flavours and a crisp and clean finish.
Bottle
£11.15
Bottle (Case)
£133.80
Tasting Notes
The Saint-Pourçain blanc, bottled as 'Cuvée Printanière', hails from a blend of Chardonnay and local curio Trésallier that are Spring-bottled to conserve freshness. It makes a failsafe aperitif, a partner to 'fruits de mer', and comes into its own when matched with the local cheese St Nectaire.
About this wine
Style White Wine, Sec, Light-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine Region Loire, Saint Pourçain
Grape Variety (Cépage) Chardonnay, Trésallier
Organic Non-Organic
Vintage 2018
Cellarage Best drunk within 2-3 years of vintage.
Vinification A direct pressing of machine harvested grapes, from 25 year old vines grown on gravel, are vinified in modern, thermo-regulated stainless steel vats prior to an early Spring bottling.
Alcohol By Volume (%) 13
Producer

Union des Vignerons

Saint Pourçain is the most far-flung of all the Loire satellites – being just as geographically close to Burgundy and the Rhône. It is affiliated to the Loire as it lies on the Sioule tributary and very near the larger Allier tributary and has long been classified as a Loire wine. The Union des Vignerons Cave Co-opérative  of Saint Pourçain is a benchmark example of a pioneering modern operation producing well-made inexpensive and reliable wines.

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