Jardin du Poira 2018 — Sauvignon Blanc
A Wine That
has two personalities. One minute it's exuberant, with its tropical mango and pineapple side, and the other second it's delicately mineral. It swaps and changes constantly; we love the journey this wine takes us on.
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- Winemaker: Les Jardins de Theseiis
Where and How?
This is biodynamically farmed Sauvignon Blanc from the Poira parcel, which sits on clay-limestone and flint. Alongside the Sauvignon Blanc, there's also Romorantin and Pineau d'Aunis planted here.
This was hand harvested and pressed directly, whole cluster. Natural fermentation began in tank, after which they moved it into barrels in their cellar, where it was aged for 12 months. 4,000 bottles produced.
Taking over the vineyard of a globally celebrated winemaker is not for the faint hearted. Then again, nor is moving across the globe from Montréal to France, pivoting your career from biologist to winemaker, and deciding to work biodynamically from the get-go. But that’s exactly what Anouk Lavoie-Lamoreux and Paul-André Risse did. After tasting a bottle of Bruno n’Côt in 2016, Anouk and Paul-Andre were introduced to Bruno Allion. Little did they know they would soon take on his legacy.
The Loire has become known for a new wave of young, budding winemakers, and while Anouk and Paul-André’s bring their own vision to their vines, they also chose to honour their predecessor. Not only did they fall in love with Bruno’s wines back in 2016, but they also fell in love with his gardens. A magical land packed full of fruit, vegetables and vines.
Under the name Jardins de Theseiis (an homage to both Bruno and the land which came before) their winemaking feels like a respectful continuation of the past – with their own unique stamp, of course.