Wine Region: Loire, France
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
White gold colour with a bright silver highlights. The nose is intense with strong initial aromas of quince and fruit. As it breathes, the wine reveals floral aromas of verbena and mimosa, gradually adding to the oaky complexity with notes of marzipan and hazelnuts. After a while in the glass, ripe yellow fruit such as nectarine dominate. On the palate, the first impression is one of opulence, soon followed by a full and generous middle palate of peach aromas. The acidity gradually comes to the fore, culminating in very fine freshness on the finish, with strong lemony flavours and oaky notes that follow through from the nose.
Gilbert & Gaillard 96 pts
Decanter 94 pts
About the Winery
Located 200km south of Paris on the hillsides of the Loire, the Pouilly Fume vineyard has about a hundred vine growers on 1200 ha with a production of 70 000 hl. The terroir composed of flinty clay, marl with small Kimmeridgian oysters and limestone or clot, allows the sauvignon to express all its complexity and diversity.
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