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Corty Artisan 'La Loge aux Moines' Monopole, Pouilly-Fume, France

Corty Artisan 'La Loge aux Moines' Monopole, Pouilly-Fume, France

The 2020 Corty Artisan 'La Loge aux Moines' Monopole Pouilly-Fumé is a distinguished single-vineyard selection from a historic site above the village of Les Loges. Revered for its exceptional terroir, this vineyard was originally planted by Benedictine monks in the 11th century. This wine epitomizes the Corty family's centuries-long dedication to crafting wines that reflect the purity and complexity of their vineyards.

Product Details:

  • Vintage: 2020
  • Region: Loire Valley, France
  • Appellation: Pouilly-Fumé
  • Varietal: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
  • Alcohol: 14.20%
  • Terroir: Kimmeridgian marl, south-facing slope
  • Vineyard Area: 4.5 hectares (single plot and monopole)
  • Vine Age: 30 years
  • Planting Density: 6,500 vines per hectare
  • Winemaking: Pneumatic pressing, natural fermentation with indigenous yeasts, aging on lees in thermo-controlled stainless steel tanks
  • Farming: Sustainable Agriculture Practices, HEV 3 certified

Sensory Description: This Pouilly-Fumé showcases a crystalline pale gold color with green highlights. The nose is expressive and complex, with notes of sweet fruits and a subtle touch of lemon. On the palate, it offers concentration, structure, and finesse, highlighted by flavors of lemon peel, wet stones, and a taut mineral finish. This wine truly captures the essence of its unique terroir, delivering a refined and elegant experience.

Winemaker's Background: The Corty and Moreux families have been integral to the viticulture of Pouilly-Fumé and Sancerre since the 17th century. Their combined legacy spans 14 generations, reflecting a deep respect for tradition and innovation. The 'La Loge aux Moines' vineyard, gifted as a wedding present in 1955, has been meticulously cared for, honoring its historical significance and natural beauty. The Corty Artisan philosophy emphasizes minimal intervention and sustainable practices, ensuring each wine expresses the true character of the terroir.

Serving Suggestions: Serve the 2020 'La Loge aux Moines' Pouilly-Fumé well-chilled at around 50-55°F. This sophisticated wine pairs beautifully with seafood dishes, such as oysters, scallops, and grilled fish. It also complements fresh goat cheese, light salads, and delicate poultry dishes. Whether enjoyed at an elegant dinner or a casual gathering, this wine adds a touch of refinement to any occasion.


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