Wednesday, 3 October 2012
2012 Loire vintage: Pouilly-Fumé – really got underway on Monday
2012 Sauvignon Blanc in Pouilly
We spent yesterday afternoon in the vineyards of Pouilly-sur-Loire. Picking really got underway on Monday, although a few producers like Benjamin Dagueneau (Domaine Didier Dagueneau) and Château de Tracy started about a week earlier. Although some large Sancerre estates like Henri Bourgeois also didn't start until Monday, Pouilly overall is a little later than Sancerre this year.
As in Sancerre the grapes are a very clean and yields look to vary between 35hl/ha up to around 60 hl/ha for a parcel of vin de pays.
Bunches of Sauvignon Blanc in Pouilly
Just as in Sancerre, producers in Pouilly should have no complaints in 2012.
More to reports and photos follow.