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François Saint-Lô

Les Pouches 2017

2017 is the first vintage of Les Pouches, a wine now included in his collection in replacement of what used to be Fontanelles (located at over 30km away from the chai, and near impossible to farm with horse, it no longer made sense to work there). The Les Pouches site has a similar terroir makeup, with chalk and clay predominant and certainly feels that way on the palate - long,...

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2017 is the first vintage of Les Pouches, a wine now included in his collection in replacement of what used to be Fontanelles (located at over 30km away from the chai, and near impossible to farm with horse, it no longer made sense to work there). The Les Pouches site has a similar terroir makeup, with chalk and clay predominant and certainly feels that way on the palate - long, mineral character and a touch of mossy oyster shell, with rounded, soft white-fruited edges. While it's lovely now, it's a wine that would certainly benefit from a bit of patience as well.

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2017 is the first vintage of Les Pouches, a wine now included in his collection in replacement of what used to be Fontanelles (located at over 30km away from the chai, and near impossible to farm with horse, it no longer made sense to work there). The Les Pouches site has a similar terroir makeup, with chalk and clay predominant and certainly feels that way on the palate - long,...

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2017 is the first vintage of Les Pouches, a wine now included in his collection in replacement of what used to be Fontanelles (located at over 30km away from the chai, and near impossible to farm with horse, it no longer made sense to work there). The Les Pouches site has a similar terroir makeup, with chalk and clay predominant and certainly feels that way on the palate - long, mineral character and a touch of mossy oyster shell, with rounded, soft white-fruited edges. While it's lovely now, it's a wine that would certainly benefit from a bit of patience as well.

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François Saint-Lô
Touraine, Loire, France

François began his journey in wine on the hospitality side, working in restaurants and wine bars before coming under the tutelage of the likes of Eric Dubois and Olivier Cousin. He acquired some plots in Berrie, not far from Saumur, and established the Rue des Belles Caves collective: a small community of like-minded individuals working in an array of trades. In time they settled into an awe-inspiring troglodyte...

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