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Alexandre Bain 'La Levee' Sauvignon

This Sauvignon is from the sandier, less calcareous soils within the vineyard. This helps promote more generous, floral aromatics and less linearity on the palate meaning La Levée is the most approachable of the Bain cuvées.

In 2007, after working in different estates in the Loire, California and Ventoux Alexandre persuaded his grandfather to let him work on the vines. Gradually, he started buying more parcels from growers who were scaling down and today owns 11 ha. Like his good friend Sebastien Riffault in Sancerre, Alexandre harvests later than most in his region (on average two weeks) which gives the wines their darker hue and richer texture. In order to retain the maximum acidity in his grapes, Alexandre trains his vines low and like his peers, also chooses to plough with a horse. Harvest is done by hand, a rarity in Pouilly-Fume & Sancerre and yields are amazingly small. His vineyards are a picture of health, a credit to his commitment to biodynamic agriculture.

Alexandre Bain 'La Levee' Sauvignon

Origin
France
Grape 1:
Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
Vintage
Loire Valley
Volume
750ml
ABV %
13.5%
Sweetness
Dry
Off Dry
Medium
Sweet
Sweet
Certifications
Organic & Biodynamic

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