Aromas of lime and lemon zest, hint of white pepper. Flavors of apple, grapefruit and Meyer lemon. Estate vineyards, four acres in total, are located in the commune of Saint-Andelain in Pouilly-sur-Loire and face south/southeast. Soils are exclusively Kimmeridgian marl, mineral-rich and well-draining. Hand-harvested. Pressed full-cluster; fermented and aged in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks on fine lees. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. 100% Sauvignon Blanc.
Domaine Pastou is located in the commune of Sury-en-Vaux, a sleepy town located amidst the rolling hills in the Northern section of the Sancerre appellation. Jean-Marc Pastou has been making wine under his own label since the early 1980’s, planting his first vines (now his oldest), in that same year. They hold a total of 12 hectares of Sauvignon Blanc vines in Sancerre, including numerous parcels in the lieu dit of ‘Les Boucaults’ – the bulk of which goes into the cuvee for MSW, hence the name of this bottling.
This wine is a perennial favorite, delivering minerally driven, beautiful Sancerre fruit for an amazingly good price.