Exciting, Sophisticated New Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Introducing our newest Loire source in Pouilly-Fumé

Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most popular varietals in the world, grown everywhere from New Brunswick to New Zealand to New Mexico. But its origin is in France’s Loire Valley, where it’s the star of Sancerre and its neighbor Pouilly-Fumé. Nestled in limestone- and flint-rich soils on either side of the upper Loire River, these two towns produce Sauvignon Blanc with unmatched purity and refinement.

Our two sources here – Garenne in Sancerre and Michot in Pouilly-Fumé – produce some of the most popular wines we import. So today we’re delighted to introduce a third: Gilles and Séverin Chollet are father and son vignerons in Pouilly-Fumé. The Chollet style is subtler and less punchy than Michot’s, with more refinement and a lighter touch.

Our inaugural wine from Chollet is their Pouilly-Fumé “Les Caillottes,” drawn from limestone-heavy soils. This cuvé is lightweight, unoaked, and complex with notes of citrus and oyster shell. A pleasant dollop of sucrocité joins the notes of gardenia, roses, and lime. Clocking in at 12.5% alcohol, this will be a perfect addition to your patio this spring.


Chollet Pouilly-Fumé “Caillottes” 2022
bottle price: $25

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