Family owned since 1788 the Domaine owns 165 hectare which is 10% of Pouilly Fume. These are just seriously impressive wines of structure and power that really grab your attention. The same family owns many estates including a personal favourite Marc Bredif.
A classically styled, lean and mineral Pouilly. There are hints of pure stone fruits and exotic citrus but the minerally/stoney notes are at the fore right now. It is balanced but on the lean side and needs time in the bottle to improve. 10 years would see a complexly different experience.
Hero to many, weed to many more. Sauvignon Blanc sure does divide people. The pure expression of Sauvignon fruit is stunning and exuberant. An array of tropical fruits with ripe herbs and plant material. It excels in the chalk, clay and sand of the Loire as well as the wonderful vineyards in Bordeaux for dry white and Sauternes production where Semillon curbs its outgoing nature.
Situated 200km South of Paris, Pouilly Fume is on the East bank of the Loire River and offers a pure expression of Sauvignon Blanc. It is often overlooked for its bigger neighbour Sancerre but with a bit of searching you can uncover a treasure trove of beautiful wines from Pouilly.