Guy Allion Malbec Le Poira 2021


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A delightful wine, as well as something of a rarity, this Loire Malbec has an intense nose of fresh ripe plums and blackcurrants. The palate is medium-bodied and juicy, with some spicy notes and a refreshing finish.

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£13.35 per bottle

RRP: £15.95 (save 16%)

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Winery: Guy Allion

Sold in cases of 6 bottles
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The vineyard occupies slopes on the right bank of the River Cher, well exposed to the southwest and southeast. Soils vary between clay-limestone and shallow flinty clay, with good drainage. Vineyard treatments are kept to a minimum, in line with the Terra Vitis code of practice.

The grapes were destemmed and then fermented in temperature-controlled tanks. The wine is unoaked.

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RRP £15.95
Vintage 2021
Alcoholic strength 12%
Country France
Region Loire
Subregion Touraine
Grapes Malbec 100%
Closure Cork
Guy Allion

Over the last forty years, Guy Allion has grown this traditional family estate from six hectares to twenty-seven; his son Cédric has worked alongside him since 1999. Careful viticulture is the obsession here, delivering not just expressive Sauvignon, but pure Pinot Noir and ripe Malbec too – no mean feat in Touraine!

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