2017 Domaine Les Poëte Reuilly Blanc Orphée (1500ml)12872
WINEMAKER: Guillaume Sorbe
REGION: Loire Valley, FR
VARIETAL: Sauvignon Blanc
"Biodynamically farmed grapes, hand-harvested and fermented in separate plots in small tanks and barrels. Elevage on fine lees for 12-18 months. Structured and developed, almost Burgundian expression of Sauvignon Blanc. Discreet, fine and elegant on the nose, floral, white fruits and slightly spicy. Lively grip then lots of volume, liveliness/roundness balance. Lots of flesh. Complexity, persistence and power, lots of reserve." - Paul Hervy
Guillaume Sorbe is one of the genuine stars of the Loire Valley, his eclectic and precise wines receiving regular acclaim and considered the Haute Couture of the region. Starting in 2007, his small-scale, artisanal and biodynamic cultivation has made the small volumes he produces highly sought after. Domaine Les Poëte today comprises 25 small cultivation lots with a total area of just over four hectares, each individual location vinified separately.