Alcohol : 14,5%
Localisation : Loire Valley, France
Grape variety : 100 % sauvignon blanc
Type of Soil : Siliceous clay . This white or brown clay envelops little pieces of flint. It pro-duces crisp Pouilly Fumé with “gun-flint” mineral aromas. These wines have good bottle ageing potential.
Wine-making : The grapes are pressed using a pneumatic press . Settling is done at 16°C, followed by alcoholic fermentation at a controlled temperature (18-19°C maximum to conserve the aromas of the wine) in stainless steel tanks. Aged on lees for 6 to 8 months.
Tasting : Brilliant light gold with green tints. Endearing nose combining citrus fruits, blackcurrant bud and a mineral touch. A silky attack leads into an airy pa- late showing deliciously restrained fullness, crisp, precisely-delineated aro- mas and persistency. Lots of attributes.
Dishes and Wines : Pouilly Fumé makes a delightful aperitif. It is also perfect with seafood, especially oysters, grilled fish, and white meats.