For many, the white wines of Pouilly-Fumé are the finest expression of Sauvignon Blanc. Located in the eastern-most stretches of the Loire Valley, this famous region boasts chalky, flinty soils and a cool (but reliably sunny) climate – all ideal factors for producing racy, aromatic Sauvignon.
This delicious, single-estate cuvée was crafted by François Poirer at a local boutique with the utmost care. Because Francois is a good friend (and because he’s so talented), we were really excited to get our hands on his latest release. Partially fermented in expensive French oak barriques from the local Bertranges forest, the wine shows all the classic complexity fans of Pouilly-Fumé look for – lemon curd and herbaceous notes edged with a distinctive gunflint note.
In Pouilly, this elegant and refreshing wine would be served with Crottin de Chavignol, the local goat cheese. But it can also be enjoyed with shellfish, especially oysters. And if it’s not quite time for a meal, it makes a super-refreshing aperitif.
Very few cases of this exclusive find have made their way to U.S. shores – so hurry for your share.